Joseph Wright of Derby - An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump 
A travelling scientist is shown demonstrating the formation of a vacuum by withdrawing air from a flask containing a white cockatoo, though common birds like sparrows would normally have been used. Air pumps were developed in the 17th century and were relatively familiar by Wright's day. The artist's subject is not scientific invention, but a human drama in a night-time setting. The bird will die if the demonstrator continues to deprive it of oxygen, and Wright leaves us in doubt as to…
The Discovery of Phosphorus - AlchemyLab.com
Interpretation of this Drawing (by John Read) One of the most famous alchemical paintings of the eighteenth century is “The Discovery of Phosphorus” by the English painter, Joseph Wright (1734-1797), of Derby, England. In essence, Wright continued the tradition of Schalken and van Bentum by painting the effects of light. He was fond of placing …
Janie's Discovery Art Print
Saatchi Art is pleased to offer the Art Print, "Janie's Discovery," by Ashley Wilt. Art prints are available from $40 USD. Archival inks on Fine Art Paper, Canvas. Size is 10 H x 8 W in.
Harold Salvage sunbaking, 1937. This was Max Dupain's preferred version of "The Sunbaker" with his hands clasped. The better known version has his right hand extended in the sand. PXA 1951/19 http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=1036947