A 25-year-old fine art student from Coventry University has depicted the relationship between science and art in a new painting for the University of Warwick Science Park.
Portuguese student Manuel Santos, who also studied biological engineering in his hometown of Lisbon, answered a call from the Science Park to create the piece for its Riley Court centre.
The result was a stunning nine metre by 2.4 metre tribute to history's great scientists and scientific achievements.
Mr Santos said knowledge of both subjects had helped him with the composition: "I believe that the two disciplines are closer than most people think. The skills that make somebody a great scientist are exactly the same as those that make someone a great artist and that is something I wanted to portray."
Mr Santos, who is in the final year of his BA Honours degree, said the painting took five months to create. " Some people will recognise everything in the painting and will spot certain ironies. But it is not something I think I should go through and explain, people can get whatever they want from it."
The piece now has pride of place at Riley Court at the Science Park, which is home to firms within the high-tech and scientific industries.
David Rowe, University of Warwick Science Park director, said: "We are so lucky we found Manuel.
"This is an amazing piece of work of which he can be very proud.
"I love the concept of how art and science are linked. You only have to look at somebody like Leonardo Da Vinci - it's impossible to work out where he stops being an artist and becomes a scientist."