Soap Bubble by M. Rapine
Art Print - Open Edition
Optics Illustrations from the Physics Textbooks of Amédée Guillemin (1868/1882). Exploring various aspects of the science of optics, this illustration was featured in the French science writer Amédée Guillemin’s popular textbook Les phénomènes de la physique (1868) and later reprinted in his five-volume magnum opus, Le monde physique (1882).
M. Rapine (based on a painting by Alexandre-Blaise Desgoffe), showing the effects of light on a soap bubble — were used to explain the phenomenon of birefringence, or double refraction: the colorful results of light waves moving through material at unequal speeds.
Make a statement in any room with this Museum-quality poster made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
Optics: a soap bubble exhibiting interference colours. Coloured mezzotint [?] by M. Rapine, c. 1883, after B. Desgoffe. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY
Soap Bubble (1882) Art Print
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