Painting - Law of Orbiting Velocities

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This creation, similar to works #22 (1979.1093.16) and #76 (1979.1093.50), is a further example of Crockett Johnson's work relating to 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 is a silk screen on paper. It is number 99 in the series, and is signed in the right corner: Crockett Johnson (/) 67. It draws on a figure from The World of Mathematics by James R. Newman.
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
cardboard (substrate material)
wood (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 53.3 cm x 63.5 cm x 3.5 cm; 21 in x 25 in x 1 3/8 in
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Art
Crockett Johnson
1967
Object Name
painting
ID Number
1979.1093.66
catalog number
1979.1093.66
accession number
1979.1093