Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God


For this blog post I chose the painting by the name of Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God. The talented painter of the magnificent painting is Jan Matejko. He painted it in they year 1873 with oil on a canvas in Collegium Novum, Jagiellonian University. In the painting inspired Nicolaus Copernicus is kneeling and looking into the Heavens which is turning from night to dawn. Copernicus being on a balcony was probably just to make the painting have more emotion when in reality he probably was in his backyard. The messiness around Nicolaus Copernicus in the painting adds to the feeling of him being a scientist since people usually think of a scientist as being mad. Next to Nicolaus Copernicus you can also see a drawing of his Heliocentric model. The stars in the night sky add to the feeling of discovery in the portrait.

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