Friday Arts

Using the Patent Graphic Telescope

Clip | 3m 21s

In 1811, British scientist and artist Cornelius Varley patented a curious device. With the aid of his Patent Graphic Telescope, Varley was able to make beautiful, detailed drawings and watercolors of objects small and large like never before. Brent Wahl, an artist and lecturer at University of Pennsylvania gives a demonstration of Varley's invention in Independence Square using a replica.

Aired: 08/07/13

Rating: NR

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Friday Arts is a local public television program presented by WHYY.