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Bay Area Science Festival Wonder Dialogue: The Science of Painting

Sponsored by Office of Science Outreach


Friday, November 4, 2011
7:00 pm –
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Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University
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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.

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Admission is free but seating is limited.

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