Chapter 3 of my research book about the morality and politics of our time as seen through the subjects of representational art is now available.
Have modern ideas rendered representational art obsolete?
What Happened to the Traditional Subjects
Scientific rationalism is one of the reasons cited for the demise of traditional beliefs. Joseph Wright of Derby captured many gripping scenes of scientific exploration in the 18th century, such as An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, 1768, shown today at National Gallery, London.