A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, Joseph Wright of Derby (oil on canvas, 1766) A key idea of the Age of Enlightenment—that empirical observation grounded in science and reason could best advance society—is expressed by the faces of the individuals in Joseph Wright of Derby’s A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery. David in this scene … Continue reading A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery in Prometheus