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Interactions and Competitions between Scientific Observation and Artistic Imagination in Terms of Visual Culture in the 17(superscript th) Century Europe
Visual Culture;Galileo;Mythology of Astronomy;Art of Astronomy;Genre Painting
|Issue Date: ||2013-12-30T06:39:26Z
In the modern epoch with technique advancements that have greatly extended our visual sensation, image realization seems to have largely replaced the traditional way of gaining knowledge through reasoning and elaboration. However, the history of the extension of visual sensation can be tracked back to the 17th century of the renaissance of science and humanity. The discovery of astronomy changed the interpretation of the genesis of the universe and created not only the conflict between astronomy and religion belief but also the competition between image and discourse. Astronomy is different from other academic subjects with its ample imagination, its symbolism aspects and its culture of abundant images. Astronomers and artist started to observe nature in the Middle Ages. Observations began to have significant influence on both science and arts in the 17th century when Galileo first made the important discoveries in astronomy, which also broke the bound constrained by the Catholic Church on the interpretation of the natural universe. From the art works and astronomy images hi the 17th century, we can see that astronomy observations and art imagination have significant competition and interaction among several different aspects, including model reasoning, observational evidence, scientific truths and symbolism, theological interpretation, and artistic Creation. Such competition and interaction have given us abundant interesting historic records in visual culture. This also suggests that the use of images is more than a imitation of nature as viewed from Plato; but, in fact, it also has epistemological potential.
|Relation: ||藝術研究學報, 3(2): 61-82|
|Appears in Collections:||[美術學系] 期刊論文|
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