Soap bubbles, artwork
Soap bubbles, computer artwork. The colours seen in soap bubbles arise from interference between light reflected from the inner and outer surfaces of the bubble, showing that the thickness of the bubble is about that of the wavelength of visible light.
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'The Swing Moves and the Bubbles Fly Upward', c1930. Artist: W Heath Robinson
'The Swing Moves and the Bubbles Fly Upward with Bright, Ever-Changing Colours', c1930. An illustration from 'The Snow Queen' by Hans Christian Andersen. From Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. [Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd, London, c1930]
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Joseph Priestley, English chemist and Presbyterian minister, 1791. Artist: William Bromley
Joseph Priestley, English Chemist and Presbyterian minister, 1791. Priestley (1733-1804) was a pioneer in the study of gases and is recognised as one of the discoverers of oxygen. He also experimented with electricity. Priestley was a member of the Lunar Society, a dining club of scientists and businessmen from the Birmingham region, including Matthew Boulton, James Watt, John Wilkinson, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. In 1794 he emigrated to America and published books on Unitarianism. From The European Magazine (London, 1791), showing putti blowing bubbles with a clay pipe and a woman or muse with a wet battery cell.
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