This whole blog actually started because of the colour of some shrimps I was cooking. Crustacean muscle is grey in colour- but when you cook it, it turns pink. So I sat in my kitchen pondering this, then did a bit of digging.
Big tick energy: how a tiny flea created a revolution in British art | Art and design | The Guardian
In 1664, scientist Robert Hooke drew a flea and created the first great work of British art. Without it, perhaps, there would be no Stubbs, Constable and Hirst
— Read on www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/22/big-tick-energy-how-a-humble-flea-kickstarted-british-art
this article highlights how there was no divide between science and art. This sort of thinking revolutionised both science and art alike.
By changing the atomic structure of the matter that surrounds us we can change its physical properties.