De Rerum Natura
- Art Funded
- 50 x 50 x 15 cm
- B E Cole
In 2011, the Art Fund awarded the university £100,000 to build a collection of works inspired by Dundee's first professor of Biology, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, as part of the Renew scheme.
D’Arcy’s book On Growth and Form influenced some of the most important artists of the 20th century, such as Henry Moore, Victor Pasmore, William Turnbull and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Their work features in the collection, alongside that of contemporary names Will Maclean, Andy Lomas and Marion Smith, which stand as proof his influence continues to hold today.