Tribute to an astronomer: the work of Max Ernst on Wilhelm Tempel [CL]

In 1964-1974, the German artist Max Ernst created, with the help of two friends, a series of works (books, movie, paintings) related to the astronomer Wilhelm Tempel. Mixing actual texts by Tempel and artistic features, this series pays homage to the astronomer by recalling his life and discoveries. Moreover, the core of the project, the book Maximiliana or the Illegal Practice of Astronomy, actually depicts the way science works, making this artwork a most original tribute to a scientist.

Read this paper on arXiv…

Y. Naze
Fri, 18 Dec 15

Comments: 18 pages, accepted by JHA