Incredible scientist recreates 'Starry Night' painting with bacteria in petri dish
When thinking of art, people don't usually imagine it in a petri dish -- well, maybe just a few people.
One microbiologist just flipped the art world on its head and when she recreated Vincent van Gogh's famous painting 'Starry Night' in a petri dish using bacteria -- and the results are stunning.
Melanie Sullivan submitted her incredible display to the American Society for Microbiology in their first Agar Art contest. The competition asked members to extend their creativity outside of infectious bacteria.
The submissions are nothing short of breathtaking. Among Starry Night, other skilled scientists submitted incredible works of bacteria(rt), which include a skull, a Doctor Who TARDIS, a flamingo and even a map of New York City!
First place went to "Neurons," by molecular biologist Mehmet Berkman and mixed media artist Maria Penil, a bright yellow and orange biological masterpiece.
Who knew bacteria could be so beautiful? See more of the amazing submissions below:
Check out the results of when students in Britain made bioart out of bacterial growth on cell phones:
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