Saturday, November 5, 2011

neuron art

Scientific illustration is a lost art.  Back in the day, when scientists didn't have cameras to take pictures of microscope images or anatomy, they drew.  And those drawings are some of my favorites - think Gray's anatomy-level detail.

Greg Dunn is one of those people bringing back the art of scientific images.  He's a neuroscientist working on his doctorate at UPenn, and paints neurons in the Asian sumi-e style on the side.  His works are so free...and yet so incredibly, meticulously, thought out.  It's pure elegance.

Glomerulus, commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania 

Synaptogenesis (the new Creation of Adam, anyone?)

Cerebral Cortex 

Retina I (probably my favorite)

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