Joseph Wright of Derby

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  • Essay on Wright's "The Orrery"

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    Joseph Wright was born and raised in Derby. After becoming an accomplished painter, he eventually took the name of Wright of Derby when he moved to Liverpool. He took liking to the nickname to set himself apart from Richard Wright, an already established painter in Liverpool. Although he became known for the work he did in Liverpool, his realistic paintings were greatly influenced by his humble home in Derby. Though he was well known in Derby for being a talented portraitist, his works in Liverpool

  • Joseph Wright Derby 's An Experiment On A Bird

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    Joseph Wright Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump (1768) is an oil on canvas (72 inches x 96 inches) neoclassical work currently on display at The National Gallery in London, England. The painting depicts a group of people huddled around a table in a candlelit room as a scientist performs an experiment with a bird in an air pump. Buddha Watching TV (1974) is Nam June Paik’s post-modern sculpture currently on display at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum in Richmond, Virginia. It is one

  • The Dead Soldier By Joseph Wright

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    of these aspects demand to be felt in Joseph Wright’s The Dead Soldier. Wright, called Joseph Wright of Derby, a European artist of the eighteenth century, who is best known for his beautiful portraiture, scientific scenes, and sensationally lit landscapes, steps outside of his norm and composes a sorrowful piece expressing the misery and loss the war had on the people of the time. With his use of chiascurro, draping lines, and contrasting color palette, Wright evokes an immense amount of sentiment

  • George Stephenson: Industrial Era Inventor

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    builders came to George Stephenson to learn from him in Newcastle. George worked with another railroad engineer named Joseph Locke on one railroad. George and Joseph each worked on half of the railroad. The railroad’s name was The Grand Junction Railway. They only worked one railroad because George Stephenson’s estimates were better than Joseph Locke’s estimates. George and Joseph were in a feud because the railroad committee didn’t like Joseph’s estimates, but they liked George’s. Their feud never

  • The Scientific Revolution And The Enlightenment

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    During the seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe an intellectual movement took place known as the Enlightenment. During this movement enlightenment thinkers, or philosophers, argued that they must focus on the use of reason and secularism to better themselves and understand the universe. As the sciences became more popular, skepticism about religious grew. A significant root of the Enlightenment was the Scientific Revolution (1500-1700) which pressed the use of reasoning, inquiry, and scientific

  • The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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    A controversial and often debated topic that has been circulating for years now is the use of animals in scientific research. Different opinions can be given on this case. Some people think animal testing isn’t bad, while others oppose it, claiming it’s not ethical and it should stop. The debate has been going on for a while, but I think it will be coming to an end soon as in my opinion, animal testing is a cruel method of research that shouldn’t be used by anyone for any reason. This is evident

  • 1 WatteausReturn from Cytheradepicts a For

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    1) Watteau 's Return from Cythera depicts a ________. For 1 Point Enlarge Image Your Answer: A) fete galante Correct: 1 point 2) Which of the following characteristics does not relate to the Rococo style? For 1 Point Your Answer: B) Poussiniste Correct: 1 point 3) Critics described the Enlightenment style as saccharine, frivolous, and decadent. For 1 Point Your Answer: False Correct: 1 point 4) Canaletto 's Basin of San Marco is an example of a type of naturalistic landscape and cityscape painting

  • Top 1 Cause for Project Failure

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    Anish Mathai Mathew [PMP|MBA] Temenos T24 PROGRAM MANAGER at Union National Bank Featured discussion In your experience, what is the TOP #1 cause for Project failure? From experience, the following are the TOP10 causes of Project failure that Mathew can think of (they are not in any kind of order): #1. Lacking Sponsor 's Involvement/Ownership #2. Halo Effect (Wrong Man for the Job) #3. Poor HR Management #4. Poor/Inadequate Project Communications #5. Ignoring Project Stakeholders