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Kupka and lysosome

Plate 6 of the series "Four stories of white and black" of the Czech painter Francis Kupka and a human cell lysosome, told by the biologist Jean Claude Ameisen ...

An episode of the series "correspondence(s)".

Réalisation : Hervé Nisic

Production : Universcience, Inserm

Année de production : 2016

Durée : 1min27

Kupka and lysosome

Kupka and lysosome

On the right, a gastropod shell, constructed progressively, coiling on itself, as the animal living inside absorbs food, grows and develops.

Imaginary shell, a work by Frank Kupka, “plate 6 of the series “Four stories of white and black” ”.

On the left, white and black, like a shell coiled on itself, a small compartment, inside one of our own cells. A lysosome. Here the compounds absorbed by the cell, or compounds of the cell itself, are broken-down and digested. A reduction to elementary constituents. Enabling construction.

The story in black and white of a constant succession of deconstruction and reconstruction that over vast spans of time gave rise to the emergence of what Charles Darwin called the infinity of the most beautiful and marvelous forms – the splendor of life’s diversity.

Réalisation : Hervé Nisic

Production : Universcience, Inserm

Année de production : 2016

Durée : 1min27