Peter Greenaway's film (writing and direction) Nightwatching is about the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Initiated by The Netherlands' Kasander Film Company, Nightwatching is based around the paiting of Rembrandt's most famous picture "Nightwatch". The film's premiere (Venice, September 2007) was accompanied earlier by a special installation Greenaway designed for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It was shown next to the actual "Nightwatch" painting and casted some light on the characters portrayed in the famous work.
Hogarth's Modern Moral Series: The Rake's Progress When Hogarth embarked on his second Progress in 1733, ‘the rake’ was a long established symbol of masculine waywardness and depravity. An inveterate consumer and ‘man of leisure’, the rake of convention fritters his fortune, usually inherited, on sex, drink and gambling. Along the way he amasses huge debts and seduces, impregnates and abandons at least one young woman. As with the prostitute, a literary convention had developed in which the rake starts life as an impressionable young man from the country who comes to the city after inheriting money and swiftly embarks on a dissolute life. His fate typically involved venereal disease, debtor’s prison and death.
The Virtual Laboratory is a digitalization project devoted to the history of the experimentalization of life. Its main focus is the interaction between the life sciences, arts and architecture, media and technology. It consists of two related parts, an archive and the laboratory. As an archive, the VL offers numerous scans of texts and images concerning experiments, instruments, buildings, scientists and artists between 1830 and 1930 as well as categorized datasheets derived from this holdings. The laboratory constitutes a platform where historians of science, culture and technology as well as students can present their recent research on the experimentalization of life and explore new modes of writing history.
Marey, Étienne Jules. 1863. Physiologie médicale de la circulation du sang: Basée sur l'étude graphique des mouvements du coeur et du pouls artériel avec application aux maladies de l'appareil circulatoire. Paris: Delahaye
A contemporary of Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey was not a photographer. His field was physiology, a relatively new science of the human body that allowed him to indulge his love of physics and engineering. Marey considered the body an animate machine, subject to the same laws as inanimate machines, and he dedicated his life to analyzing the laws that governed its movements
Whether you plan on working in the film industry or just have a passion for all things cinematic, the web is full of resources to help you learn, study and find inspiration for your passion. Here are 100 excellent film sites that will provide you with a range of clips, photos, memorabilia and research archives on everything from amateur productions to big budget Hong Kong blockbusters.
Joan Didion wrote in "The White Album," her book on the era, that "many people I know in Los Angeles believed the '60s ended abruptly on Aug. 9, 1969." Sketchy details began emerging that day from a gruesome murder scene in exclusive Benedict Canyon. The fenced estate had been the home at various times of Henry Fonda, Candice Bergen and, more recently, Roman Polanski, the hot young director of the previous year's film sensation, Rosemary's Baby
Etienne Jules Marey hat Bilder hinterlassen, eine Fülle von Bildern; einige sind uns kostbar, gehören sie doch zu den ersten Kinobildern überhaupt... Diesen Aufnahmen verdankt Marey seinen Platz in der Geschichte. Menschen und Tiere, die sich vor dem Objektiv eines Wissenschaftlers entwickeln, der meinte: "Wir müssen uns auf die Suche nach den Gesetzen des Lebens machen." Hinter diesen Bildern steht der Scharfblick eines Mannes, der sich folgendermaßen beschrieb: "Ich habe keine Erinnerung, ich besitze nur das Gedächtnis des Auges." Und hinter diesem Blick ein anderer, der eines träumerischen Kindes, unabhängig, sich für Mechanik begeisternd, ein junger Mediziner und Physiologe