Inspired by the first published picture of camera obscura in Gemma Frisius' 1545 book "De Radio Astronomica et Geometrica."
Reinerus Gemma-Frisius, a Dutch scientist and mathematician of the 16th century, is celebrated for his pioneering illustration of a camera obscura, published in his book “De Radio Astronomica et Geometrica,” in 1545. This seminal work holds a unique place in art history. It showcases the use of the camera obscura, an optical device that was instrumental in advancing perspective and realism in art. Gemma-Frisius’ innovation not only bridged science and art, but also laid the foundation for modern photography. His illustration remains a testament to the transformative power of innovative thinking, and continues to inspire artists, scientists, and historians alike. Comes packaged with Pin Museum branded backer card, and a protective polybag.