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“An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump” by Joseph Wright of Derby depicts a scientist performing an experiment in which a bird is deprived of air, before a varied group of onlookers. The bird will die if the demonstrator continues to deprive it of oxygen, and Wright leaves us in doubt as to whether or not the cockatoo will be reprieved. In this painting there are 6 different music themes:Read More »MusIcon: “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump”