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5 January 2015

See Eduardo Paolozzi's Head of Invention

One of a number of public works of art in London by the Scottish sculptor Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi KBE RA, Head of Invention is found in front of the Design Museum at Butler's Wharf. The work is in bronze and dates from 1989, featuring a large human head presented as though it is a machine, with mechanics visible at the back.

The sculpture was apparently inspired by a quote from Leonardo Da Vinci which is found in bronze lettering upon it and reads "Though human genius in its various inventions with various instruments may answer the same end, it will never find an invention more beautiful or more simple or direct than nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous".

For more, see https://www.flickr.com/photos/rogersg/5271324556/

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