"You are made of one hundred thousand billion cells. We are, each one of us, a multitude." Carl SAGAN This painting... Read More
"You are made of one hundred thousand billion cells. We are, each one of us, a multitude." Carl SAGAN This painting evokes the origin of life and the exponential multiplication of cells...what could be more evocative than DOT ART, the technique I particularly like, to illustrate the extraordinary discovery of microbiology? The exponentiality is represented by a 1st outer frame composed of smaller dots, then a 2nd frame reinforces the concentration of the dots and their first organization by the play of superimposition of dots, then a third recessed plane where the dots tighten even more, to finally concentrate in the center of the painting highlighted by a relief support (a pebble). This is the Heart of the whole where the multiplication and entanglement of cells organized in complex systems symbolizes the beginning of Life. The play of the lighting of the dots on the maroon glazed background color brings a dominant gold for the precious of Life. As for the other colors: yellow for the light, an indispensable element for all forms of Life, green for the hope placed in each Life and white for the perfection of the organization of Life, they constitute the structure of the dots. The cell constitutes the fundamental structural and functional unit of living beings. This tiny point, however insignificant it may be, is at the origin of the greatest miracle of the universe: Life. The simplest forms of life are represented by single cells capable of reproducing themselves by duplication. Higher organisms - that is, almost all plants and animals, including humans - are made up of many cells organized into complex systems that have specialized functions and are linked together by sophisticated communication systems. As early as antiquity, Aristotle came to the conclusion that animals and plants, no matter how complex, are made up of few elements that are repeated in each of them. Centuries later, with the invention of the lens and then the microscope, it was possible to confirm these hypotheses through direct observation .
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