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Isaac Asimov

Tel Aviv, June 2022

Acrylic on Canvas and Mixed Media [100cm x 100cm]

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On 24 December 1968, astronaut William Anders took a photograph of Earth from the observation window of Apollo 8. The picture, now known as Earthrise, became one of the most iconic images in human history — later credited with catalysing the environmental movement. Is Earthrise a product of science or a work of art? Isaac Asimov, the Russian-born chemist and science-fiction colossus (1920–1992), had an answer: the two are, in fact, the same.

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