The Anatomy Lesson: From Rembrandt to Damien HirstExhibitions / The Hague
28 September - 05 January, Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm
Scientific discoveries have always fascinated artists and driven a hunger for knowledge both scientifically and artistically, especially concerning the subject of human anatomy.
This autumn, The Hague’s Geementemuseum presents a retrospective exhibition featuring works of great artists across the centuries.
Along with a few paintings on loan from the Rijksmuseum, all 10 of Rembrandt’s anatomical lesson paintings, including his well-known "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," are displayed together for the first time.
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," 1632, oil on canvas, 169,5 x 216,5 cm, Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, Den Haag. (Foto: Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, Den Haag)
Thumb photo: Adriaen Backer (1635/’36-1684), "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Frederik Ruysch," 1670, oil on canvas, 168 x 244 cm, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam. (Photo: Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam)
This great collaboration between different museums around the Netherlands features works of art from both historical and contemporary masters, including sculptor Folkert de Jong, Francis Bacon, De Bruyckere and Damien Hirst, amongst others.