Monday, 26 January 2009

New Darwin Sculpture

Anthony Smith - Darwin Sculpture (2009)A new sculpture of Charles Darwin as a young man is to be unveiled at Christ's College, Cambridge, on 12 February, the bicentenary of Darwin's birth. The young sculptor Anthony Smith says he wanted to change the image of Darwin as an old Victorian gentleman, so he has portrayed Darwin as an undergraduate at the college in 1831, prior to his voyage on HMS Beagle. Wise decision, Anthony. It gives us a fresh view of Darwin. Also, most scientists do their best work before they are 30. And that fuzzy beard would have been a pain to sculpt.


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