From 5 September to 31 October 2002 the Institute hosted an exhibition by Canadian artist Catherine M Stewart. The exhibition consisted of two suites: Elements of Grace is a collection of photo-etchings combining diagrams from Principia Mathematica with photographic details of the human body, and Copernican Notes is a set of multiple plate etchings combining text and diagrams from De Revolutionibus Orbium Cœlestium with images of moving figures. The artist explained that “The use of the human form in combination with these scientific references highlights the fact that it is through our bodies that we experience reality and acquire knowledge about the physical world. In both sets of prints, the human body is visually linked to the eternal forces of nature.” Catherine M Stewart kindly donated Deriving the Motions of Saturn and Jupiter II from Copernican Notes, to the Institute.
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