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Mellissa Fisher

Mellissa Fisher is a London based artist whose background stems from an interest in the interrelationships between fine art, illustration and science. Her most recent works consist of a deep exploration of the connections between nature and the human body.

NanoArt – Atomic / Molecular Sculptures and Landscapes

NanoArt is a new art discipline at the art-science-technology intersections. It features nanolandscapes (molecular and atomic landscapes which are natural structures of matter at molecular and atomic scales) and nanosculptures (structures created by scientists and artists by manipulating matter at molecular and atomic scales using chemical and physical processes). The work of Cris Orfescu, an artist and scientist, is a reflection of this technological movement.

Metamorphoses in Art & Science

In 2010, bio-artist Sarah Craske stumbled upon a very early English translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in an East Kent junk shop. It dated from 1735, and in its nearly 300 years of existence it had passed from reader to reader, picking up layers of biological history (bacteria, viruses, skin cells). Uncovering the invisible from its pages, Metamorphoses in Art & Science develops shared ways of working in new & emerging fields, through the collaborative inter-relationships between the sciences, arts & humanities.

Exploring the Invisible

For nearly 10 years, Simon Park, an internationally recognised molecular microbiologist, has worked at the fertile intersection between art and science. As well as collaborating with artists, he also produces his own work, his practice being inspired by the aesthetics and processes of the usually invisible microbiological world. He recently won the Peter Wildy Prize for his outstanding outreach work in microbiology.

MEDinART

MEDinART is a global destination for artists that communicate through their art aspects of biomedical sciences. Its main goal is to introduce bio-medical inspired art to the broader audience, bring together med-inspired artists, highlight biomedical issues through different forms of art, educate the general public and trigger scientists to communicate their research fields using creative and innovative ways. Today, MEDinART features the work of more than 120 artists from all around the world. This article includes an interview with the creator and developer of MEDinART, Dr. Vasia Hatzi, a Geneticist with passion for art

Biological Imaginings

The elaborate and often fragile, vulnerable nature of the human body, including its thought processes and memories, find perfect correspondence in these works by Laura Splan. Pattern and structure, often referencing neuroanatomical forms, are explored and revealed through delicate works that often employ blood as both imagery and material.

Portraits and other hoaxes: Why some research about Andreas Vesalius is not picked up

Many details in the biography of anatomist Andreas Vesalius have been confirmed as hoaxes in the past few decades. The most malicious ones concern his alleged trouble with the Inquisition and his death in a shipwreck. Nobody can ignore, though, the sources proving that Vesalius travelled to the Holy Land as a devout pilgrim with the support of his employer, and that, upon his return, he did not die on a deserted beach along the Ionian coast, but expired in Zakynthos, where he was buried in the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, now destroyed.