Newton: London Public Art Sculpture
London is a city which is awash with public art sculptures. There is the good, the bad and the ugly… one that I would definitely put into the good category is the huge bronze sculpture called ‘Newton’ by Eduardo Paolozzi, which is located outside the British Library on Euston Road. A truly impressive modern London sculpture.
Newton was unveiled in 1995 and is based upon the 1795 print of Isaac Netwon by William Blake. The print depicts Newton crouched naked on a rocky outcropping covered in algae, on the seabed. If you interested in taking a peek at the print click the link! The print is currently owned by Tate Britain, but unfortunately it isn’t currently on display!
Newton is definitely worth taking a detour off the Euston Road for a wee gander at. In fact the British Library courtyard is a nice place to sit down and relax with sandwich a cup of Earl Grey…