Life is Art, Art is Life
Until the camera was invented people had to draw if they wanted to remember things. When they went traveling, they couldn’t just snap a quick photo, they would make a quick sketch instead, or spend a few hours gazing at a landscape and drawing it carefully.
A person 200 or 300 years ago wasn’t considered well educated unless they could draw, and dance, write poetry, and play a musical instrument. All scientists had to draw well or they couldn’t accurately record their discoveries. Robert Hooke, the brilliant British scientist and architect, drew this picture of a flea, observed under a microscope which he built himself. Galileo made many drawings of the planets he observed through his telescope. Louis Pasteur and many others were surprisingly good at drawing. How many scientists these days can say the same thing?