The Importance Of Knowledge In The Science, By Salvador Dali

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Knowledge in the Natural Sciences is only gained either through active experimentation or through passive observation. In the Natural Sciences, in order to discover knowledge, Scientists must utilize the scientific method, which is the process with several several steps that assist scientists in learning more about the natural world and its phenomena. To acquire knowledge, a Scientist must passively observe phenomenon, using sense perception, the ability to use the senses as well as technology to observe natural occurrences. A scientist must passively observe the works of other Scientists, learning from their experiments and previous observations. Also, to acquire knowledge about any phenomenon, a scientist must conduct their own experiments …show more content…
Knowledge in the Arts depends on the audience and the artist. For the artists, knowledge can be produced and invented through their imagination and their personal experiences. In 1931, Salvador Dali made the painting titled “The Persistence of Memory” which shows the things Dali has passively observed in his home region. In his painting, there are three melting clocks and there is a brown cubic platform with a melting clock. A tree branch carrying another melting clock grows on the brown platform and ants are also on the brown platform(moma.org). On the ground and next to the brown platform is an object with a nose. The third melting clock is on top of the object with the nose. In the background, Dali includes cliffs which he observed in Figueres, Spain where he was born. Dali utilized his imagination to think of the melting clocks rather than just making normal landscape paintings. Dali’s personal experiences and observance aided him in being able to create his work of Art. For the audience, knowledge can be gained and produced through the audience’s passive observation and their interpretation of an artist’s work. The knowledge gained is also based off of the things that the artist includes in his or her artwork through …show more content…
In contrast in the Natural Sciences knowledge is discovered and produced through passive observation and through active experiments. In the Arts producing and gaining knowledge is dependent on the artist or audience. Artists gain knowledge through passively observing, through their personal experiences, and through imagination. The knowledge an artist acquires depends on the things the artist would like to convey to his or her audience through his or her imagination. An artist’s audience acquire knowledge from the artist’s work by passively observing the details the artist has included in his or her work. The audience also gains knowledge through their interpretation of the artist’s work. To produce any kind of knowledge in the Natural Sciences, Scientists have to passively observe phenomena that takes place in the natural world. To passively observe, the Scientists must use sense perception. In addition to using sense perception, scientists also utilize equipments and technology that helps them observe phenomenon in the natural world. To also produce and gain knowledge in the Natural Sciences, Scientists must actively experiment and draw conclusions from their experiments using inductive

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