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Tagged With: art

Imitating art imitating life

By Gina Degtyareva, a biology undergraduate at the University of Bristol  My heart was split between arts and sciences for a long time until I was choosing my A-levels I realised that they can be combined in many ways. One of these ways is wildlife and nature photography. I love this area of photography because … Continue reading »

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What makes a good conservation photograph?

By Davide Gaglio, amateur photographer and student at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology Describing what photography is for me is already a very difficult task. When we narrow the topic to ‘conservation photography’ it becomes even more challenging. Is not easy to judge when a photograph including wildlife or a natural resource is … Continue reading »

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Hooke, my hero. Micrographia, my Bible.

By Cath Hodsman, entomological artist. The Royal Society of Biology is running an insect life-cycles microscopy art course in partnership with Cath Hodsman on 23rd October 2015. This year celebrates a landmark anniversary that has helped define me as both a person and a professional. It is 350 years since the scientist Robert Hooke published … Continue reading »

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Drawing the invisible: the value of scientific entomology and microscopy art

Cath Hodsman is a skilled and widely acknowledged British wildlife artist, specialising in entomology. She is also one of the most technically accomplished and accurate natural history artists, who counts The Natural History Museum, London amongst her many prestigious clients. Cath will be running the Society of Biology’s Anatomical Painting Course in November. Biology and … Continue reading »

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In celebration of (tasty) grasshoppers

By Rebecca Nesbit, press officer at the Society of Biology, co-ordinator of the flying ant survey and BioArtAttack competition, and keen entomophagist. There is a lot to celebrate about insects, not just the services they provide for us, but the incredible feats they accomplish. As National Insect Week draws to a close, it is a … Continue reading »

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BioArtAttack: closing the gap between art and science

Jenni Lacey, membership marketing officer at the Society of Biology, finds inspiration for BioArtAttack – an art science competition being run as part of Biology Week 2014. Creative thinking is fundamental to problem solving and is often at the heart of great discoveries. At the Society of Biology we want to inspire people from a … Continue reading »

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How to sketch the hind leg of a honeybee

In advance of the Society of Biology training course she is giving in March, Wildlife and Natural History artist Cath Hodsman shares tips on accurate insect drawing.  I paint and sketch all wildlife but my main specialism is entomology. I seek to get as much detail in my work as possible in order to pay … Continue reading »

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A personal thought on photography, art, biology and science

A guest blog from Dr Wei-Feng Xue, winner of last year’s photography competition “What inspired you to be a biologist?”.  Wei-Feng is a Lecturer in Chemical Biology at the University of Kent and uses his flikr photostream to communicate  photography. People often ask me, as a child what did I want to do when I … Continue reading »

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