Captives of the Cosmic Web (the book about the wall) is a detailed look at the large wall painting in the hall

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The work is a description of a large wall painting in St John’s Hall Gallery, Barmouth in North Wales. The work has been painted by artist Bernard Barnes. It is composed of 24 canvases painted in oil paint.

The painting is a modern cosmology, exploring different ideas about the origin of the universe and the place of the human world in it. It is a celebration of rational thought.

There is also a narrative in the picture in which Dante figures, emerging from the underworld. He is guide into the fresh air of rational thought where Beatrice will introduce him to Darwin, DaVinci, Mendelef, Max Plank, Rutherford, Maxwell, Crick and Watson, Bore, Feynman, and so on. Above is Newton, and finally Einstein and the Solvai conference.

The book is for sale through Amazon at the following link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Captives-Cosmic-Web-Bernard-Barnes/dp/1515285065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438622586&sr=8-1&keywords=bernard+barnes

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