Envisioning Chemistry

Envisioning Chemistry is an online exhibition that blends chemistry and art.


About Envisioning Chemistry

Envisioning Chemistry is an online exhibition that blends chemistry and art, revealing the beauty of chemistry through special techniques such as microphotography, time-lapse photography, and infrared thermal imaging. It is a collaboration project between Beauty of Science and Chinese Chemical Society. It is also the sequel to the award-winning project Beautiful Chemistry launched in 2014.

Envisioning Chemistry includes 19 beautiful films. We have plans to continue releasing new content in the future. Through our efforts, we hope more people could appreciate the beauty and magic of chemistry.

About Beauty of Science

Founded in 2016, Beauty of Science (BOS) is a brand that creates science content that has a strong emphasis on artistic presentation.


Words from the Creators

From Wenting ZHU

Envisioning Chemistry tries to capture a purely objective record of chemical reactions. It grasps the images by using a macro lens and a microscope. In this way of viewing, we have a chance to look at tiny shapes and textures generated in this process, that allows me to experience the inexperienced things and perceive the unseen.

I was led to approaching a brand-new world. The various shapes of tiny creations in chemical reactions have an obvious connection with the nature world.

There is no end to discoveries that we can have if we seek them with our eyes open and in new perspectives. All these explorations are more than telling an answer.

From Yan LIANG

Just by numbers, Envisioning Chemistry (19 films) is a big step forward from Beautiful Chemistry (8 films).

We also strive to improve the quality of every film in Envisioning Chemistry. With Wenting ZHU, who majored in visual communication, exploring the artistic side of chemical reactions, my role is to expand the scope of chemical reactions covered in Envisioning Chemistry and to implement the latest technologies, such as high-res infrared thermal imaging, to capture the magic of the chemical reactions that cannot be seen by naked eyes. 

Finally, I would like to thank the support and trust we got from Chinese Chemical Society.



Photographer/Film Editor
Wenting ZHU, Yan LIANG

Experiment Design
Yan LIANG, Wenting ZHU

Experiment Support
Xuchen ZHANG

External Collaboration
Xin GAO, Daping SUN

Social Media Support
Xin GAO, Cong LI

Awards and Recognitions