Still Life vs Real Life

by on November 18, 2013

Where Science meets Art, you will find Biologists!

Biology professor Kathy Kron and the 11 students enrolled in her course Biology 105: Plants & People incorporate the study of plants and their stylized depiction in art. Students are given the chance to study excellent examples of artistic still life paintings and sculpture and compare to their real-life counterparts as an interdisciplinary study at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

Biology students examining paintings at the Reynolda House Museum of Art

Biology students examining paintings at the Reynolda House Museum of Art

McClay and his peers were charged with deciding whether or not the fruits, vegetables or flowers used were to intended to represent still life or real life. The students immediately noticed that cherries seemed to be too red and the parrot was unrealistic in size and shape. Soon the carrots came into question. Unlike the vibrant plants in “Bounty,” the carrots were beginning to brown.

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