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18 June 2012

See Paolozzi's Newton at the British Library

In the gardens at the front of the British Library a hunched-over statue sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi can be seen on a plinth, making mathematical examinations.

Installed in 1995, the hunched sculpture is based on William Blake's 1795 print Newton. In the print, Isaac Newton crouches naked a rock covered with algae, seemingly on the seabed.

For more, see http://www.newton.ac.uk/art/paolozzi.html


  1. I love this statue! I think popping in to the British Library while you're there is well worth it - at least, if you're a bit of a book geek like me.

  2. Don't miss the Anthony Gormley 'Planets' sculptures in the garden either.