Re: Feynman and Art

Zeb Haradon (
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 15:15:16 -0700

>"Our poets do not write about it: our artists do not try to portray this
>remarkable thing. I don't know why. Is no one inspired by our present
>picture of the Universe? This value of science remains unsung by singers:
>you are reduced to hearing not a song or poem, but an evening lecture about
>it. This is not yet a scientific age."

Feynam didn't know enough about art history. Science and technology were celebrated by the Italian Futurist painters early in this century. Many of Salvador Dali's later paintings used images of hybercubes, atoms, and DNA (Dali actually met with Watson and Crick for lunch on one occasion - they reportedly had to leave early to go catch a flight when Dali's companion began talking about drinking his urine). An of course there's science fiction, in literature and film.

Zeb Haradon
My personal web page:
Some "pyramid schemes" I take part in: