Painting on science: representing physics

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Title

Painting on science: representing physics

Subject

Putti deprive a bird of air in a vacuum experiment, one plays at billiards, another plays with magnetised keys, while outside a storm rages: representing physics

Description

This is a painting offering us a look into the 18th century mind. One putti experiments with a bird while the others play in the room, exploring with other things. Instances of science and the study of science is seen here, and the contrast of the mind's understanding of objects' and animals' functioning with the natural world can be seen.

Creator

Picart, Bernard

Publisher

Paris

Date

1729

Contributor

Manlin Xu

Format

7.6 x 13.4 cm

Type

Painting

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Original Format

Painting

Physical Dimensions

7.6 x 13.4 cm

Files

Science.jpg

Citation

Picart, Bernard, “Painting on science: representing physics,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 15, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/619.

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