COURSE IN DEVELOPMENT:
Chemistry and Art
““The most ominous of fallacies:
the belief that things can be kept static by inaction.”
“In time and with water, everything changes”
- Leonardo da Vinci
This course explores core concepts in materials and environmental chemistry through the study of works of art, laboratory creation of artists’ materials, and measurement of environmental degradation using state-of-the-art analytical instruments. The co-evolution of artists’ materials and chemistry reveals unexpected historical connections between the art of science and science of art.