Painting -Law of Orbiting Velocity (Kepler)

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This piece is a further example of Crockett Johnson's exploration of Kepler’s first two laws of planetary motion. The ellipse represents the path of a planet, and the white sections represent equal areas swept out in equal times. This work, a silk screen inked on paper board, is signed: CJ66. It is #76 in the series, and it echoes painting #22 (1979.1093.16) and painting #99 (1979.1093.66).
Location
Currently not on view
National Museum of American History
referenced
Kepler, Johannes
painter
Johnson, Crockett
Credit Line
Ruth Krauss in memory of Crockett Johnson
Physical Description
paper board (substrate material)
wood (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 72 cm x 91 cm x 2.5 cm; 28 3/8 in x 35 13/16 in x in
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Art
Crockett Johnson
1966
Object Name
painting
ID Number
1979.1093.50
catalog number
1979.1093.50
accession number
1979.1093