"Portrait of a Scientist" Acrylic paint on canvas paper This issue, the cover of IMMpress turns to the abstract world of Cubism. Cubism was a significant "paradigm shift" in painting, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early to mid-1900s. In this style, subjects are broken up into a multiplicity of facets and reassembled in abstracted forms, rather than being viewed from the single, fixed angles used in the centuries of art prior.   Cubism was in part a reflection of the changes in science and medicine, and the social upheavals, that were happening at the beginning of the 20th century. Similarly, Picasso’s The Portrait of Dora Maar (1937) is an apt muse for our current issue on paradigm shifts, as we find ourselves at the cusp of significant changes in the scientific community. We would do well to follow the example of the Cubist masters and attempt to view multiple perspectives simultaneously. We must look both within ourselves (as Dora does, here depicted in a lab coat) and to the future generation of scientists to ensure that antiquated paradigms and systems can evolve into new modes of thought that will drive scientific progress.
“Portrait of a Scientist” – Acrylic paint on canvas paper. This issue, the cover of IMMpress turns to the abstract world of Cubism. Cubism was a significant “paradigm shift” in painting, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early to mid-1900s. In this style, subjects are broken up into a multiplicity of facets and reassembled in abstracted forms, rather than being viewed from the single, fixed angles used in the centuries of art prior. Cubism was in part a reflection of the changes in science and medicine, and the social upheavals, that were happening at the beginning of the 20th century. Similarly, Picasso’s The Portrait of Dora Maar (1937) is an apt muse for our current issue on paradigm shifts, as we find ourselves at the cusp of significant changes in the scientific community. We would do well to follow the example of the Cubist masters and attempt to view multiple perspectives simultaneously. We must look both within ourselves (as Dora does, here depicted in a lab coat) and to the future generation of scientists to ensure that antiquated paradigms and systems can evolve into new modes of thought that will drive scientific progress.
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Catherine Schrankel

Former Co-Editor in Chief
Cat obtained her MSc in Biological Sciences from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is currently a PhD student of Immunology at the University of Toronto, and is interested in the development and evolution of immune systems (using the purple sea urchin as a model system). In her spare time, she loves to cook, run, and work on her burgeoning interests in scientific illustration and design.

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