Frontispiece from Athanasius Kirchers Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae To the left is a woman as the personification of the sun with the symbols of the zodiac covering her body To the right is a woman as a personification of the moon covered in stars Below her sits two peacocks Rays of light hit various lenses which reflects Kirchers discoveries Kircher demonstrated that by placing a lens between a screen and a mirror which had been written on a sharp but inverted image of the text would appear on the screen By using a spherical waterfilled flask as a condenser to concentrate the light Kircher found that texts painted on the mirrors surface could be projected by light from a candle after dark These demonstrations eventually resulted in the birth of the magic lantern Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae was published in
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This genre of art involves a realistic depiction of living as well as inanimate objects. Artists like Jean Michel Basquiat, Norman Rockwell, and Banksy are renowned for giving a platform to cultural commentary and human experiences through their art.