Striking paintings combine Japanese watercolor with the structures of the brain

After receiving his Phd in neuroscience at University of Pennsylvania, Greg Dunn decided to explore the structures of the brain and the rest of the nervous system through the medium of paint. Informed by Japanese sumi-e ink wash painting, Dunn paints meditative scenes of neurons the way many artists have painted… »3/10/13 2:00pm3/10/13 2:00pm

Microscopic cross-section photo of layers of paint is more spectacular than we ever would have imagined

This photograph may resemble the geological strata of an alien world, but it's actually dozens of layers of paint. Natasha K. Loeblich of the Architectural Research Department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation photographed a cross-section of the wall paints on an 18th-century theater at 100 times magnification,… »2/16/13 8:00pm2/16/13 8:00pm