Art & Science

Art & Science

Oil paintings by C. F. Matta have been selected for inclusion in a number of (juried) art exhibitions including sole shows. He paints portraits (scientists who influenced him, family members, and friends). He also enjoys science-inspired abstract oil painting. Matta has been a Member of the International Organizing Committee of three conferences on Arts, Mathematics, and Science in Zagreb, Croatia, CroArtScia 2015, 2013, and 2011 organized by graph theoretical chemist Dr. Sonja Nikolić. Matta’s representation of a DNA base pair has won the Jury’s Prize for 2016 of “La preuve par l’image” of the “Acfas” (Associacion francophone pour le savoir).

Examples of Science-Inspired Art

Art_GVFAn artistic rendition of the gradient vector field associated with the electron density in the plane of the guanine-cytosine Watson-Crick DNA base pair inspired by the cover of the book: Quantum Biochemistry: Electronic Structure and Biological Activity, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2010). (Oil on canvas, 45×60 cm).


Art_density_titaniumMorphology of the Electron Density around a Central Titanium Atom.
(Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm)


Portraits of Scholars


Portrait of Lou Massa.

(Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 cm)



Portrait of Claude Lecomte.

(Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 cm)


Other Art Examples


A representation of a Sixteenth Century Dhyani (contemplation) Buddha.

(Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 cm)




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