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The Best Science-Inspired Art in the Cosmos

By Becky Ferreira Apr 23, 2014

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Science has been inspiring art for centuries, as evidenced by this evocative portrait of the power couple Antoine Lavoisier and Marie-Anne Pierette Paulze (painted by Jacques Louis-David). Not only is this a great snapshot of an Enlightenment era laboratory, it really captures Lavoisier's respect for his brilliant wife. If you haven't read about their relationship and contributions to science, you should catch up on it—though get some Kleenex ready for the tragic ending.

Tags: science, slideshows, art, fan art, cosmos, neil degrasse tyson

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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