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An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump - Joseph Wright Of Derby - Framed art Print

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Type: Print On Demand Image

Collections: Classics & Masters,  Figurative,  Historic,  National Gallery,  Pre 1900,  Victorian,  


  • Framed Victorian art print (33 x 40 cm) by Joseph Wright Of Derby.
  • Buy this print framed for £155.
  • Buy this print unframed for £45.
  • Framed Size is 33 x 40 cm.
  • Other print sizes and frame styles are available.
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About this artwork

'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump' is the most daring and theatrical of Joseph Wright's candlelit paintings from the 1760s. This artwork encapsulates a group of people gathered around a lecturer, engrossed in a choreographed scientific experiment. Wright intricately highlights the different reactions of the viewers, from a girl who can't bear to watch, to a couple lost in each other's eyes. This reproduction is color-accurate to the original, with approval from the National Gallery. Every purchase aids the operations of the museum.



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About the artist

Known as Joseph Wright of Derby, Joseph Wright ARA (3 September 1734 – 29 August 1797) was a well known English artist famed for his landscape and portrait works. He's often hailed as "the first professional artist to capture the essence of the Industrial Revolution."

Wright is well-known for employing tenebrism, a heightened version of the more familiar chiaroscuro technique, which plays up the contrast between light and dark. He's also well-famed for his masterpieces featuring subjects illuminated by candlelight.

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