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Simon Bent Re-Images Iconic Scientific Figures

By: Deborah Kim - Published: Jul 12, 2011 • References: behance.net
Simon Bent created a series of illustrations entitled ‘Science Vs Delirium’ in order to celebrate some of the greatest scientific minds past. These trippy hallucinogenic illustrations are simple and yet do a great job of representing the late scientists. The modern colors and mixed mediums really make these artworks stand apart in a unique and bold way.

Science and art don’t always get along that well, but in these caricatures, the harmony of the two blend very well. The drawings themselves are made to look like ink blots, which could be the scientific influences on the art. Using the modern times, the past, science and art, Simon Bent reminds viewers that looking back may be as important as looking forward.