Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Visual Art

  title={Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Visual Art},
  author={Suzanne Anker},
  • S. Anker
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Art
  • Leonardo
This paper addresses visual art's relationship to genetics and its attendant metaphorical representation. By diagramming models of the ways in which DNA is visualized and comprehended as a system of signs, parallel conceptions between art history's engagement with abstraction, recontextualization, and duplication is compared to genetic process and laboratory experimentation. 
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