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The mystery of the tattered glove and the dissected knee in the anatomy lesson of Professor Roell

Wallace, Marina (2009) The mystery of the tattered glove and the dissected knee in the anatomy lesson of Professor Roell. In: Acts of Seeing: Artists, Scientists and the History of the Visual. Zidane Press and Artakt, pp. 34-44. ISBN 97809554850–8–4

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Wallace, Marina
Description:

In the eighteenth century a new climate brought about and reflected some of the major changes in the tradition of group portraiture of surgeons. Cornelis Troost, the most important Dutch painter of the 18th century, was commissioned an Anatomy Lesson of Dr Roell (1728). This painting marks the conclusion of a period, it signals what appears to be a different relationship between the viewer, the sitter, and the subject matter, and a new individual and more humane message, no longer with a philosophical function rather a demonstration of clinical anatomy, “Know Thy Knee” instead of the more portentous “Know Thyself”.

Marina Wallace also contributed a foreward and a co-authored introduction to this volume.

Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Zidane Press and Artakt
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 2009
Related Websites: http://www.artakt.co.uk/publications/marina-wallace/
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 09:15
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 09:15
Item ID: 6038
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6038

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