Art - Creativity, Innovation and Science
Joseph Wright, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
This shows the wonder of scientific discovery
A scientist is re-creating Robert Boyle’s experiments in 1659 in which a bird is
deprived of oxygen to test the construction of an air pump.
The two girls (spotlighted on the right) are the only ones to
show any concern for the bird.
The couple on the left are more interested in love!
Johannes Vermeer, The Astronomer (c1668)
The pursuit of scientific knowledge is shown by the astronomer.
Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer (c1669)
Painted as a pair with The Astronomer (see above).
Johannes Vermeer, The Lacemaker (c 1669-70)
This shows the intricate creativity of a lacemaker.
Goya, The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters
This shows the danger of superseding reasoned argument with: