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Rembrandt: Death, Dissection & Doctors


In the tail of Rembrandt year 2006, the Cultural Embassy of the Lloyd Hotel offers an interesting contribution. Guest-curator Kees Maas, who performs anatomical research during his training as a gynaecologist, put together an exhibition around Rembrandt's Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Tulp. The exposition shows the 'Omelette' and 'Steak and Kidney' from the British artist Damien Hirst, internationally renowned for using the corpses and body parts of animals in his work and after the sale of 'The Physical Impossibility Of Death In the Mind Of Someone Living' in 2004 became the second most expensive living artist, photography by Erwin Olaf, 'Penis Extra Large' by Atelier van Lieshout, and work of other artists. The exposition takes place in the Lloyd Hotel at the Oostelijke Handelskade, free admission.

At 9 october medical-historian Dr. H. Beukers and anatomist Dr. Marco de Ruiter give lectures about the Anatomical Lesson in the original Theatrum Anatomicum where doktor Tulp operated, in the Waag at the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam. Monday october 16 dermatologist Marianne Crijn follows with a lecture about dermatological diseases in Rembrandt's work. The lectures in the Waag can also be followed via a 'streaming' broadcast on the internet.

More information at the site of the Cultural Embassy.

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