Now isn't that interesting. Vilmos was an artist but he needed the help of a scientist to create his art.

Science and art are related in many ways. Artists must understand how materials react to different temperatures, in ceramics and other arts such as glass blowing and metal sculpting. Artists use many different chemicals in preparing surfaces like silk, metal and stone to make prints.

As an art historian, and of course that's what I am, I sometimes act like a scientist too. I have to make careful observations when I am looking at an art object to see and understand the story behind it. Then I ask myself, what are the important questions that this object might hold the answer to?