March 27th, 2018

Science and art through the microscope… Five bright stamps introduced by Greek Post!

Tags: is glad to present to your attention this bright set of five stamps by Greek Post that feature beautiful images captured through the microscope. The mission of this spectacular set of stamps is to observe how such images reveal the surreal beauty hiding in the tiny world that lies beyond human vision. So, here a provocative question appeared “Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?”

Very often the images that appear before the scientists` eyes are simply amazing, particularly when the cells unintentionally form images and scenes that are as beautiful as any painting hanging in a gallery. These images only prove that cold medical science can engage with art in an original and magical way. The beauty of these tiny biological structures is shared here as a fascinating combination of art and science.

The beautiful pictures that appeared on these stamps were captured through the microscope of Maria Lambropoulou, Associate Professor of Histology-Embryology at the Democritus University of Thrace Medical School. Even in the microscopic images that appear daily before her eyes and create inconceivable shapes and arrangements as they transform clinical medical science into art. And although these may be two incompatible concepts, the result of their interaction can be quite magnificent, particularly through a microscope.


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