Connect with us

Breaking News

Life and death caught in Petri dishes in a nod to the art of mortality


Scientist

Life and death caught in Petri dishes in a nod to the art of mortality

By Gege Li Suzanne AnkerPETRI dishes have rarely looked so beautiful, transformed into art. In Vanitas (in a Petri dish), Suzanne Anker selected objects ranging from butterfly wings, mushrooms and mosses to metal and glass beads to demonstrate how the real can be combined with the artificial – much as it is in synthetic biology.…

Life and death caught in Petri dishes in a nod to the art of mortality

By Gege Li

Petri dish

Suzanne Anker

PETRI dishes have rarely looked so beautiful, transformed into art. In Vanitas (in a Petri dish), Suzanne Anker selected objects ranging from butterfly wings, mushrooms and mosses to metal and glass beads to demonstrate how the real can be combined with the artificial – much as it is in synthetic biology.

Did You See This CB Softwares?

37 SOFTWARE TOOLS... FOR $27!?

Join Affiliate Bots Right Away

Anker was inspired by a type of still-life painting called vanitas that was popular in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries. The artists started from the premise that earthly goods, pleasures and pursuits were transitory and worthless, as the Vulgate, the main Latin version of the …

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

To Top