Set in one day in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson is a stunning portrayal of Golden Age Amsterdam and a brilliantly imagined back-story to Rembrandt's first great work of art. Told from several points of view, ranging from a curio dealer who collects bodies for the city’s chief anatomist to philosopher Rene Descartes, the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection that is to be recorded by the twenty-six-year-old artist from Leiden who has yet to attach his famous signature to a painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. These changes will remain mysteries for centuries until a young art historian closely examines the painting in the twenty-first century, and makes surprising discoveries about the painter, his process, and his genius for capturing enduring truths about human nature in a single moment.
Valerie Vane was an up-and-coming lifestyle reporter at a prominent New York City daily. Then she stumbled, rather publicly, and lost it all—her column, her fiancé, her access behind the city's velvet ropes. Now she's on the obituary desk writing death notices, and it feels like a dead end. However, when she writes about a recently deceased once-famous graffiti artist, the phone calls start. A mysterious voice on the other end of the line tells her the artist's death was a murder—and if she were a real reporter, she'd investigate. But can Valerie trade her stilettos for gumshoes?
-Comprehensive visual record of Gilboa's Food Chain Project -Landmark monograph on a critically acclaimed Israeli-Dutch artist -First of a number of monographs planned with this artist For Food Chain Project, the Israeli-Dutch artist Itamar Gilboa took his own consumption as a starting point, keeping a diary of everything he ate and drank for the duration of a year. Thinking about his personal consumption habits, Gilboa started to research the social implications of individual consumption choices on global food issues. By presenting the 8,000 products he consumed over twelve months, Gilboa aimed to raise awareness and generate a wider discussion about global food issues. The installation is thought-provoking and uses an inventive approach to point out First World overconsumption, while hundreds of millions of people still suffer from hunger every day.
Amsterdam, 1632 De dief Aris Kindt heeft een afspraak met de galg. Zijn lijk zal door de beroemde Dr. Nicolaes Tulp worden ontleed tijdens een wetenschappelijke anatomische les. De jonge schilder Rembrandt van Rijn heeft van het Amsterdamse Chirurgijnsgilde opdracht gekregen het geheel vast te leggen. Flora, de vrouw die zwanger is van Aris, hoopt het lichaam van haar geliefde te kunnen redden van de beul. René Descartes, de toekomstige Franse filosoof, wil de dissectie bijwonen in de hoop het geheim van de menselijke ziel te begrijpen. Pia, de hedendaagse conservator van het Mauritshuis in Den Haag, doet een fascinerende ontdekking.
Encomendada pela Guilda dos Cirurgiões de Amsterdã, A lição de anatomia do dr. Nicolaes Tulp foi a primeira obra importante de Rembrandt – a primeira a ser assinada apenas com seu primeiro nome –, uma das pinturas responsáveis por lançar o jovem artista ao reconhecimento universal e tida como um dos trabalhos mais revolucionários da história da arte. Tendo o quadro como inspiração, a autora Nina Siegal percorre um dia em 1632 em que seis histórias se entrecruzam na capital holandesa. Da manhã da execução pública, em que o ladrão de casacos Aris Kindt espera sua vez de subir ao patíbulo e atender à sede de sangue da população no aguardado Dia da Justiça, ao grande eve...
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