Art is life and life is art

Who said that art and science are on different banks of the river? As Pablo Picasso once said: “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Microbiologists use genetically modified bacteria and fungi to create their own “pictures” instead of the usual brushes and paints, and special proteins like chromoproteins, fluorescent proteins, etc. serve as inspiration.

Pioneer in the microbiological art is Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin. He sketched on blotting paper, covered it with agar-agar and with a needle scratched the contours of the future drawing. I propose to look at modern art in the field of microbiology.