Painting -Law of Orbiting Velocity (Kepler)


This piece is a further example of Crockett Johnson's exploration of Kepler’s first two laws of planetary motion. The ellipse represents the path of a planet, and the white sections represent equal areas swept out in equal times. This work, a silk screen inked on paper board, is signed: CJ66. It is #76 in the series, and it echoes painting #22 (1979.1093.16) and painting #99 (1979.1093.66).

Date Made: 1966

Referenced: Kepler, JohannesPainter: Johnson, Crockett

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Ruth Krauss in memory of Crockett Johnson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1093.50Catalog Number: 1979.1093.50Accession Number: 1979.1093

Object Name: painting

Physical Description: paper board (substrate material)wood (frame material)Measurements: overall: 72 cm x 91 cm x 2.5 cm; 28 3/8 in x 35 13/16 in x in


Record Id: nmah_694674

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