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[showtime] Francis Bacon was the philosopher who formulated empiricism, which became the basis for the scientific method. I am placing the portrait in an Observatory and the Props will contain references to the cultural elements of trade, metricisation and individualism that initiated the shift from a medieval, to a modern mindset.
I have found a wonderful resource here http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/EPACT/ a collaboration of museums that assembles examples of early renaissance and Elizabethan scientific artefacts.
I will be modelling many of these thing to place in the scene.
While researching for this I found a lot of interesting reference for the things that filled the imagination of the time. I love the way these things are so crafted.
http://blogs.princeton.edu/graphicarts/2009/08/stradanus.html
http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/instruments/telescope.html

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