Combining science and art

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Artist Claus Bertermann (l.) in conversation with President  Thomas F. Hofmann i
Artist Claus Bertermann (l.) in conversation with President Thomas F. Hofmann in front of the artwork in the Amalie Bauer Hall at TUM

Bertermann’s painting "Convergence" was donated to TUM

Alumnus, architect, and artist Claus Bertermann has donated a three-part painting to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The abstract composition is entitled "Convergence" and stands for the connection between art and science, as Bertermann explained at the handover. He wanted to express his gratitude to TUM, where he graduated in architecture in 1993.

TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann expressed his gratitude for the artwork and emphasized: "Creativity and designing new things unite art and science. Both are united by unconventional thinking and courageous experimentation. And this work of art is suitable for initiating exactly that." The oil on canvas triptych hangs in the Amalie Baur Room in the TUM Central Building, which is dedicated to the first female chemist to gain a doctorate at the university (1918).

The Director of the TUM Center for Culture and Arts, Prof. Felix Mayer, emphasized that art and science belong together, as was already formulated in the founding motto of TUM "scientiis et artibus": "On them rests the hope of making this world a place worth living in."