Art and Science
Lluis and I would add another similarity: the power of observation is crucial for the hyper-realistic style of his paintings and for the detailed studies of molecular mechanisms performed in my lab. In my lectures I often use the painting ‘Holy Eagle’ (shown on the right) to illustrate the scientific principle that, while it is essential to keep ‘the big picture’ in mind, it is also vital to pay attention to details because sometimes the big picture depends on key details.

‘Holy Eagle’ represents the life of an old man, but you will miss a central aspect of this life (love) if you do not look in detail. Can you see the face of a woman in the painting?

‘Yeny-Venezuela’ (below) shows another one of the paintings from Lluis where you can find some hidden treasures. Can you see the waterfalls?
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