Bay Area Science Festival Wonder Dialogue: The Science of Painting

Join Stanford faculty Curtis W. Frank, Professor of Chemical Engineering and (by courtesy) of Materials Science and Engineering and of Chemistry and Michael F. Marmor, Professor of Ophthalmology as they discuss how science and art intersect. Professor Frank will discuss the painting as a physical object in which the longevity of the pigments, binders, varnishes, and supports may be understood using principles of chemistry and materials science. Dr Marmor will discuss the nature of vision and color perception relative to how artists work, and to artists with eye disease. Piero Scaruffi will moderate.

When:
Friday, November 4, 2011. 7:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Where:
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Tags:
Lecture / Reading
Visual
Arts
Sponsor:
Office of Science Outreach
Contact:
6507244332
Kaye Storm
Admission:

Admission is free but seating is limited.

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