Chladni Figures (1787)

Wonderful diagrams of nodal lines formed by vibrating plates, found in a late 18th-century work by German physicist and musician Ernst Chladni….more

Rainbows in Art

Depictions spanning more than 800 years – in chronological order – of that most enigmatic of weather phenomena, the rainbow….more

Numerical Hands (1797)

Images from an 18th century Italian book entitled Scoperta della chironomia, ossia, Dell’arte di gestire con le mani by Vicenzo Requeno, a Spanish monk living in It…more