An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
An experiment on a bird in the air pump (miniature, prototype), chalk pastels on paper, 22,5cm x 17cm, 2016. The drawing by Svenja Schüffler is a miniature that mimics the original painting. Photograph: © Andreas Baudisch, Galerie Gerken
On the other hand the project »An Experiment on a Bird« is a critial juxtaposition to the canonical experiment of Robert Boyle in creating objective scientific matters of facts by observing effects of a scientific set up. This is documented in the painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1768, at National Gallery of Art, London. The drawing by Svenja Schüffler is a miniature that mimics the original painting.