The Art of Innovation – Science Museum

The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum today – no pictures , but a few interesting quotes.

‘A new world of sights and wonders, was indeed, opened by photography, which was not less astounding because it was truth itself.’  Photographic News, 1882

‘I’m enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination.  Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination circles the world.’  Albert Einstein 1929

‘For [Cornelia] Parker this process [photographing AE’s blackboard] gave her a greater understanding of Einstein’s work, explaining that “looking so closely at his chalk marks…helped me to comprehend what was previously unintelligible.”’

‘These illustrations were as much images of persuasion as they were evidence of observation – they could be considered both as artistic “studies of nature” and as scientific data.’  On cloud studies by Luke Howard (1772-1864)

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