Connecting art and science can be a lot of fun! Artists and scientists share many of the same skills in how they approach their work - whether it is by creating an artwork (like a painting, drawing or sculpture) or doing scientific research - they both use the techniques of observation and experimentation.
Catherine Jansen has been inventing, exploring and creating photographic processes that merge state of the art technology with traditional photography since the late 1960s. From the late 1990s until today, Jansen has been working with a digital camera and Adobe Photoshop to create a visual vocabulary that builds photographs into a long format that can express psychological and emotional time and space within the image.
M. Elizabeth Price was best known for her compositions of flowers on canvas and on decorative screens. She created close up images of peonies, poppies, hollyhocks, and delphiniums, set in backgrounds of silver and gold leaf.
Although best known for her lush floral still lifes, M. Elizabeth Price also created scenes of village and farm life like "The Wine Shop, Quimperle, Brittany". During her artistic career, Price had taken a trip to France and Italy with fellow members of The Philadelphia Ten and created paintings inspired by her travels.
This painting is recognized as Joseph Pearson’s greatest work. It was painted in his home in Germantown, Pennsylvania. In this unique portrait, Pearson shows his twins, Virginia and Jane.
Even though the Museum is currently closed, we are here for you online! Are you looking for a way to feel connected, inspired, engaged or enjoy a moment of respite? We have an idea! Check out the Michener Art Museum's page on Google Arts and Culture.