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The art of Richard Feynman – scientific genius

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I have always been a fan of the very, very likeable Richard Feynman. He was a drummer as well as an artist – and most importantly, he was a scientific genius.  His daughter, collected his art together in a volume you can buy on Amazon for £400 plus, the books are now so rare. I’m not buying one. Mr Furlong and I are pensioners – with not a lot of excess cash!

But here are some details about Feynman’s Art from a new article on his work – and there are lovely examples of it on this The Art of Ofey post below  –

The Art of Ofey


Just like Sylvia Plath and Queen Victoria, Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynmanchampion of scientific culture, graphic novel hero, crusader for integrity, holder of the key to science, adviser of future generations, bongo player — was a surprisingly gifted semi-secret artist. He started drawing at the age of 44 in 1962, shortly after developing the visual language for his famous Feynman diagrams, after a series of amicable arguments about art vs. science with his artist-friend Jirayr “Jerry” Zorthian — the same friend to whom Feynman’s timeless ode to a flower was in response. Eventually, the two agreed that they’d exchange lessons in art and science on alternate Sundays. Feynman went on to draw — everything from portraits of other prominent physicists and his children to sketches of strippers and very, very many female nudes — until the end of his life. End quote


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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