For this week’s Illustration Friday I used the story of Isaac Newton who came up with his gravity theory after watching an apple fall from a tree.

“When Newton saw an apple fall, he found, in that slight startle from his contemplation, ‘tis said, a mode of proving that the earth turn’d round in a most natural whirl, called gravitation; and this is the sole mortal who could grapple, since Adam, with a fall, or with an apple.”

Don Juan (1821), Canto 10, Verse I. In Jerome J. McGann (ed.), Lord Byron: The Complete Poetical Works (1986), Vol. 5, 437, via Wikipedia.

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4 Replies to “Gravity”

  1. great illustration, wish my school books had been illustrated like this, I’d have learned a lot more. Had a look at your other illustrations all really interesting stuff.

  2. What a wonderful illustration!! I love the concept, the color choices, the layout and the great mix of images!! Awesome job!

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