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Manchester Art Fair 2024

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22 Oct 2023

Newton’s Rainbow

Gate Cottage Collection Stand: 610
Newton’s Rainbow
Colour Spectrum

In the 1660s, English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton began a series of experiments with sunlight and prisms. He demonstrated that clear white light was composed of seven visible colours.

By scientifically establishing our visible spectrum (the colours we see in a rainbow), Newton laid the path for others to experiment with colour in a scientific manner. His work led to breakthroughs in optics, physics, chemistry, perception, and the study of colour in nature.

The collection of images was photographed in situ using natural light and coloured backgrounds intended to remove the flowers from their natural habitats and focus the eye and attention on their unique shapes and textures. I wanted to capture the fleeting nature of the flowers, look beyond their surface beauty, and create an oasis of calm for the eye to wander and contemplate.

This piece of art is an original one-off creation.

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