Master of the Universe by Den McKervey

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From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art website

“‘Master of the Universe’ is based on a famous drawing by William Blake, which shows the scientist Isaac Newton. Paolozzi used the same pose as in the Blake drawing, but has mechanised the figure. The sculpture was made by cutting up and reassembling a plaster model, as the artist frequently does in his later work. A similar but much larger sculpture can be seen in the courtyard of the British Library in London. However while the figure in this sculpture is blind, the London version was given the same eyes as Michelangelo’s ‘David.’”

The sculpture is situated in the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Original Image:

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Color Efex 4

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Started taking photos and playing about with Photoshop in May 2011 when my good friend Don Alexander Lumsden gave me his old camera on what we’ll call ‘a long-term loan’ ;) What I didnt realise at the time was that the camera came with a walking, talking instruction manual and encyclopedia of photography!

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  • Den McKervey
    Den McKerveyover 1 year ago

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 1 year ago

    That’s lovely! Do you also have the original in RB?

  • Hey biddumy cheers, I uploaded the original as a privatre image and copied the url, its posted in the desciption as an image. is it not showing?

    – Den McKervey

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 1 year ago

    I see. Well it’s a lovely image and I also love the digitalised version!

  • Cheers again biddumy, really glad you liked it!

    – Den McKervey

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 1 year ago

    wow fascinating info. looks very unique in the neon against the black!

  • Thanks for saying so Jane, I didnt know the info until after I’d edited the photo, think it fits quite well :)

    – Den McKervey

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Great work Sir!

  • Cheers Derek, really appreciate the comment!

    – Den McKervey

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 1 year ago

    The unique work by you,beautiful; I love how you created it:)
    Take care my artist friend,

  • Thank you so much for your kind words Kornrawiee :)

    – Den McKervey

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for the feature Heather, really appreciated :)

    – Den McKervey

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

  • Thanks for featuring my work, really appreciated!

    – Den McKervey

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