Science & Art

Science & Art

Everyone experiences changes in eyesight, as they grow older. As a consequence the way we see the world changes over time. This is most dramatic for those who reproduce what they see in an artistic form – painters in particular. Are weaknesses and failings of their ageing eyes reflected in their pictures? Are there characteristic changes in their style?

The project Science & Art attempts to assess the influence of changed visual perception on the oeuvre of famous artists.

Please choose an artist from the list to learn more about them, their art and their eyes:


Claude Monet

Mary Cassatt

Edgar Degas

Charles Meryon

Wassily Kandinsky

Publications and press coverage on the topic