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Blake Bites: Why Does Newton Hold a Compass?
Newton is one of Blake's most iconic images. This video short explores why Newton is depicted so idiosyncratically.

William Blake’s large colour print depicting Newton, naked and holding a compass as he looks on an abstract geometrical design, is one of the most iconic images ever produced - as well as one of the strangest. This video looks at what motivated Blake to produce such a strange piece of art.