It’s baffling to imagine how we all see the world in different ways. Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to peer through the eyes of someone else?

Luckily, for those of us who do, there are people all around actively trying to share how they perceive the world!

As the person known for bringing forth the art movement that focused mainly on the light and color present in a scene, opposed to the line and shape, it’s a bit ironic that later in his life, Claude Monet developed severe cataracts that clouded his vision and altered his perception of color. This affected not only his mental health but what he put on his canvas.

Thankfully, Claude Monet’s cataracts didn’t stop him from continuing to create more beautiful art!

Here’s one of our favorite channels, It’s Okay To Be Smart, putting a little science spin on how by noting the appearance of his work, we can see how those filmy lenses had changed his world… and what he saw after he had one removed.

It’s almost as if he entered three different worlds in his lifetime — all dependent on the amount and what frequency of light he was able to perceive.

Isn’t the human body awesome? Science has quite the knack for revealing truths about ourselves and our world that are truly amazing. The more we know about what’s happening, the more we can appreciate how the world we each see is so uniquely designed!

Take a look at these articles below to find even more works of art that show us how amazing this world is in their own ways!

12 minutes

Synesthesia: Wiring the Senses Together

Synesthesia could be called a superpower, so what is life like for people who can see music or taste color? This is the fascinating science behind it all!

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7 minutes

Astoundingly Intricate Designs of the Smallest Form

What if beauty was all around us, in puddles and drainage ditches? Well, it most likely is and here's someone who can show us!

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9 minutes

Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for the sciences in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

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19 minutes

Through the Eyes of a Creative Outsider

Art has a powerful way of shifting our perceptions. Today, we get to see that creative magic unfold along the Canadian shores when visited by the artist, Hula.

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13 minutes

Saving Rivers by Turning Toxins Into Art!

How can painting with toxic sludge save rivers? Two professors at Ohio University are teaming up to combine art and science to conserve and protect polluted waterways!

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Stay open!

-Sam

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Notes:

  1. “Claude Monet Was Half Honeybee.” YouTube. It’s Okay To Be Smart, 20 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 Nov. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ8yMYvHc5E>.

Samantha Burns

Executive Assistant, Staff Writer

Samantha is a listener, creator, collector of knick knacks and lover of most, if not all, types of cheese.