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ERIC Number: EJ1066038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
How Two Differing Portraits of Newton Can Teach Us about the Cultural Context of Science
Tucci, Pasquale
Physics Education, v50 n4 p448-452 Jul 2015
Like several scientists, Isaac Newton has been represented many times over many different periods, and portraits of Newton were often commissioned by the scientist himself. These portraits tell us a lot about the scientist, the artist and the cultural context. This article examines two very different portraits of Newton that were realized more than a century apart, to show how the observer's attention can be focused on the history of physics, the history of art, their relationships and the use of the history of science in science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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