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Einstein, Eddington and the Eclipse. Travel Impressions integrates an essay by Ana Simões and a graphic novel by Ana Matilde Sousa.
The essay analyses the scientific, social, political and religious aspects of the two British expeditions, which headed towards Príncipe and Sobral to observe the 1919 total solar eclipse, and test Albert Einstein's light bending prediction.
The graphic novel takes excerpts from A.S. Eddington's correspondence as a starting point for a graphic narrative of experimental and impressionistic contours.
248p (128p full color) 18,5 x 27cm
(...) Ana Matilde Sousa (better known in the world of comics by the pen-name Hetamoé) took the correspondence exchanged by Eddigton with his mother, sister and the Lisbon Observatory to recreate visually this famous trip. Her collection and processing of digital images, as well as her explorations with the printing and inking of these pages, emerge in a very impressionistic and unique graphic story. It’s for sure one of the most beautiful pieces of comics imagery we had this year, giving us a sense of what this voyage could have been like and the feelings experienced by the participants.
exciting, experimental recent release in Portugal (...) Einstein, Eddington and the Eclipse: Travel Impressions by Ana Simões & Ana Matilde Sousa combines a text essay about the 1919 total solar eclipse with a graphic novel interpreting and transforming excerpts from scientist A.S. Eddington's letters.
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