In Module 02, we learned about the enlightenment and how it encouraged a new way of thinking critically about the world, independently of religion and tradition. During this time, we see a shift in emphasis from religion and myth to science and knowledge. One artist whose work depicted this change was Joseph Wright of Derby. In his work, Wright celebrated the enlightenment as shown in the subject matter of his compositions.
Thinking about Joseph Wright of Derby and other artists:
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