An Experiment on a Bird in the Airpump

The looks of curiosity, intrigue, and surprise on the faces of the people make this a representational image of Bacon's understanding of nature in relation to human nature. The scientist who appears to be performing the experiment on the bird shows fascination in his expression. His appearance is typical of the "mad scientist" who is passionate about his work. The young girl in the background appears to be upset or disturbed by seeing the bird trapped and under human control.



Copyright 2002: History 257 - Mount Holyoke College
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