A Glimpse of a Great Vision: The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Art Fund Collection

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition catalogue

    Abstract

    This publication accompanies a major exhibition featuring the results of a two-year project by the University of Dundee funded by the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme to build a collection of significant artwork inspired by D’Arcy Thompson, Dundee's first Professor of Biology. D’Arcy’s book On Growth and Form had a huge influence on some of the most important artists of the 20th century, and continues to act as an inspiration today. As well as work by notable figures such as Henry Moore, Victor Pasmore, William Turnbull and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, the collection includes recent work by Will Maclean, Andy Lomas and Marion Smith, and specially commissioned pieces created in direct response to the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum by Daniel Brown, Gemma Anderson, Roger Wilson and others. The exhibition features paintings, prints, sculpture, video and computer art, exploring the fascinating links between art and science.
    This beautifully designed book has been produced to accompany the project. Designed by semper fidelis, it features information and images of all the artworks acquired by the University for the project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDundee
    PublisherMuseum Services, University of Dundee
    Media of outputOther
    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2014

    Keywords

    • D'Arcy Thompson
    • Art
    • Art and science

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  • Research Output

    A Sketch of the Universe - the Visual Influences of D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form

    Jarron, M., Apr 2015, In : Journal of Illustration. 2, 1, p. 31-50 20 p.

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  • Activities

    • 1 Festival/Exhibition

    A Glimpse of a Great Vision: the D'Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection

    Matthew Jarron (Organiser)

    31 May 201426 Jul 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

    Cite this

    Jarron, M. (Artist). (2014). A Glimpse of a Great Vision: The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Art Fund Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Museum Services, University of Dundee.