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Newton

Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincoln, 1643 - Kensington 1727
English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian
(Wikipedia)
Eduardo Paolozzi
1995

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Description

Large bronze statue of Newton, sitting on a chair working with a pair of compasses on the floor in front of him. The sculpture is based upon a drawing by William Blake (1757-1827), demonstrating his opposition to the 'single-vision' of scientific materialism: Newton fixes his eye on a compass (recalling Proverbs 8:27, an important passage for the poet John Milton, who was considered by Blake as the major English poet) to write upon a scroll that seems to project from his own head.

Inscription(s)

'NEWTON'
after william blake
by
EDUARDO PAOLOZZI
1995

grant aided by
THE FOUNDATION FOR
' SPORT & THE ARTS
' funded by subscriptions from
the football pools
VERNONS
LITTLEWOODS
ZETTERS

Signature

EDUARDO PAOLOZZI 1995

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°31'44" - W 0°7'39")

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