Insects as art lovers: Bees for Van Gogh

The visual aesthetics of animals, and the ways they perceive the world, often differ fundamentally from those of humans. A biologist's view is that these differences have, at least in part, evolutionary roots. In an attempt to provoke thinking about the subjectiveness of visual appearance, and its biological relevance, a biologist and an installation artist got together to launch a Sci-Art project in which bees were confronted with a series of paintings highly appreciated in Western society, such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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