Joseph Wright of Derby An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump 1768 Oil on

Joseph wright of derby an experiment on a bird in the

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Joseph Wright of Derby, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump , 1768. Oil on canvas, 6 × 8’. Light knowledge Bird is in vacuum, will die in experiment Moral dilemma
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Thomas Eakins, Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic) , 1875. Oil on canvas, 8’ × 6’6”. Mix of fact (lecture hall, anesthesia) and fiction (lighting, patient’s mother present)
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Astronomical Knowledge in Art Early cultures observed the heavens creating records of the celestial body movement Many cultures attribute stars and planets to gods and deities
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Flint depicting a crocodile canoe with passengers, 600–900 CE. 9¾ × 16¼ × ¾”. Maya creation story Depicts the First Father and Maya lords, riding a crocodile that transforms into a canoe Object aligns with the brightest stars in the Milky Way every August 13
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Calendar stone (Sun Stone), late postclassic. Basalt, 12’ diameter. Aztecs After five cycles of destruction (wind, fire, floods, and wild beasts) and creation, they expected the earth to end in earthquakes Tonatiuh (sun god) in center
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Using Science to Create Art Advancements in science make new ways of making art possible Tools here: microscope and eyelash brush Willard Wigan, Statue of Liberty
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Basketball Player , 2002. Gunther von Hagens’s Body Worlds exhibition, m LINK Plastinatio n
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The Science of Perception and the Senses Color theory Psychological perception Optical studies
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Georges Seurat, Sunday on La Grande Jatte , 1884–6. Oil on canvas, 6’9¾” 10’¼”. LINK
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Jasper Johns, Flag , 1965. Viewer participation “afterimage” (optical illusion) Top flag is made of complementary colors to true flag Stare top flag for 60 seconds, look at dot on bottom gray rectangle to see true colors
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Science of the Mind Some artists seek the inner child through study of the art of children the mentally disabled the subconscious mind psychoanalysis and dream theory
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Jean Dubuffet, Cow with the Subtle Nose , 1954. Oil and enamel on canvas, 35 × 45¾”. “Art Brut” raw and instinctual
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Salvador Dalí, ersistence of Memory, 1931. Oil on canvas, 9½ × 13”. Psychoanalysis Freud Sexual desire and fear Distortion of time and space
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Martín Ramírez, Untitled (La Inmaculada) , 1950s. Crayon, pencil, watercolor, and collaged papers, 7’8” × 3’9”. Suffered from depression and schizophrenia Utilized motifs Used art to communicate Iconic Madonna imagery
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The Scientific Restoration of Artworks New techniques LINK Research focuses on restoring art to artist’s original vision
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Cleaning of Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vatican City, 1980–9
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Detail of Christ from Michelangelo, The Last Judgment . Photo taken during restoration of Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, 1990–4
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Jackson Pollock Restoration LINK Fractal Geometry Abstract Expressionist 1912-1956
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Euclidean Geometry
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