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Missing Leonardo link: writer discovers that Da Vinci’s anatomy drawings were owned by Charles II – Art Newspaper

The incomparable Leonardo volume (around 1590) that provided the exciting proof of provenance Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust

Were the wonderful Leonardo drawings at Windsor once owned by Charles II? Scholars have been intrigued by the idea, but there has been no proof. Their earliest documentation in the Royal Collection dates from 1690, when Constantijn Huygens Jr, secretary to William III, spent a morning leafing through the bound album. So, when I stumbled on a report in an English publication of 1680, it was not so much eureka! as gotcha!. Here, unmistakably, was an eyewitness account of Leonardos drawings being in Charles IIs Whitehall Cabinet.

The testimony came from a blue-chip sourceWalter Charleton (1619-1707), physician-in-ordinary to Charles I and Charles II. Prominent in his own day, he is now eclipsed by more famous friends, John Evelyn, Anthony Wood and Margaret Cavendish. In March 1679, as Harveian Orator of the Royal College of Physicians, Charleton gave the inaugural lectures in the new anatomy theatre. These were published in 1680 as Enquiries Into Human Nature: in VI. Anatomic Praelections in the New Theatre of the Royal Colledge of Physicians in London. The opening words of the sixth lecture, Of motion voluntary, are startling:

For Painting, I recommend to them the incomparable Lionardo da Vinci, della Pittura: not only because he was eminently skilld in all parts of Anatomy, as appears by the accurate Figures that illustrate and adorn Vesaliuss noble Volume De Corporis humani fabrica, all of which were drawn and cut by Da Vincis own hands; and the original Draughts of which are yet extant in a large Manuscript of his in Folio, in the Italian language (but written from the right hand to the left) carefully preservd in HisMajesties Cabinet at White-Hall, where I have had the good fortune sometimes to contemplate them: but alsobecause in his Treatise Della Pittura just now mentiond, he seems to me to have describd the figures, motions, forces and symmetry of the limbs, their Articulations and Muscles, in various postures, more clearly than any Writer I have hitherto read.

Charletons intimate contact with the Leoni-Leonardo album is palpable, and felicitous; we could scarcely conjure a more fitting 17th-century English reader. Discussing Leonardos writings on animal and human musculature, he cites a passage in the editio princeps (Paris, 1651) of the artists Trattato della pittura. To identify a text that confirms Charles IIs ownership of the album during the 1670s connects Leonardos anatomydrawings and the treatise on painting, and situates them in the frontline of 17th-century scientific theory, was, for a Leonardo nerd like me, equivalent to finding the missing evolutionary link. The new discovery holds out the promise of further eureka moments among the papers of Charletons networks, and a glimmer of hope that we may yet ascertain how Leonardos celebrated drawings entered the Royal Collection.

Margaret Dalivalles discovery is discussed in more detail in Leonardos Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts, published on 17 October by Oxford University Press. She teaches at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford

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Art Meets 3D Technology to Explore Mysteries of the Human Body: Mixed Dimensions Creates Accurately Detailed Anatomy Figurines Combining Advanced 3D…

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Introducing a new way of appreciating and learning about the human body, Mixed Dimensions, (, has launched a unique set of highly accurate and affordable three-dimensional anatomy models, using advanced 3D printers and expert artists to ensure the highest level of sophistication in their detailed designs.

Bringing art and technology together,the team at Mixed Dimensions was inspired to take on a new challenge of making accurately detailed anatomy models. The company uses Mimaki printers and Daz 3D software along with employing expert artists to color and detail the models by hand in order to guarantee its high-quality models. The company's intricate figures show the minute details of the human body's muscles, bones, and skin. Anatomy models are typically colorless and movable, while in stark contrast, Mixed Dimensions has created figurines to show the different dimensions of the human body that can be easier explored and appreciated.

"For many of us, our love of the human form began as kids, when we drew our first stick figure bodies with smiling faces.As we grew older, we bought anatomy books, tirelessly studied in college and postgraduate programs, and learned the craft of understanding the human body as artists, scientists, and medical professionals," said Gilman Louie, chairman of Mixed Dimensions. "For those of you dedicated to the lifelong pursuit to decode the mystery of the human body, we have created these models for you. Time and extreme effort are put into these 3D anatomy models, setting them apart from any competitor in the market."

Benefits of Mixed Dimensions' 3D printed anatomy models include:

Customization: Mixed Dimensions' 3D models are easily customizable with the option of choosing a gender, and having full or half skin, muscle, bone, and organs, depending on the size of the model ordered. The larger the model, the more options that are available.

Ease of Usability: The figurines are stationary models that will come with a stand to be out on display. They can easily be placed on a desk or on display for others to observe and for reference.

Accuracy: Mixed Dimensions uses expert artists, high-quality printers, and advanced 3D software to build models to accurate sizes and proportions.

Affordability:The figurines come in four different sizes and prices. There are 5-inch, 7-inch, 9-inch, and 12-inch models available, costing between $25 to $300, depending on the level of customization.

"Mixed Dimensions is really on the frontier of what is possible with 3D printing," Louie added. "We believe that we will be leading the way in creating the factory of the future that is based on full customization and personalization of 3D content that will be produced on demand, eliminating all the previous manufacturing methods using the power of 3D printing."

Mixed Dimensions have launched a Kickstarter campaign, (, to spread awareness about their highly-detailed human anatomy models among consumers and the investment community.

ABOUT Mixed Dimensions

At Mixed Dimensions, customizable gaming and movie collectibles are our specialty, but not our only focus anymore. To learn more about our company and 3D models, please visit the Mixed Dimensions website at (

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Anatomy of a Sale: ‘DISRUPTORS’ w/Sara Nestor of Verve (Part 2) (Exclusive) – The Tracking Board

The Tracking Board, in partnership with The Script Lab, is excited to present a new episode of ANATOMY OF A SALE.

For the season finale of Anatomy of a Sale, Sara Nestor of Verve returns to showcase the electrically charged pitch sale DISRUPTORS from Susan Fowler & Allison Schroeder. The project is currently in development at Lionsgate with Good Universe and Burr! Productions producing. The pitch was based on Susans February 2017 article reflecting on the sexual harassment she faced while working at Uber, which led to the ousting of its CEO Travis Kalanick, set Silicon Valley ablaze, and helped set the stage for a revolution. Susan would go on to be one of the five women featured on the cover of TIME Magazines Person of the Year issue for 2017, representing The Silence Breakers.

Sara takes us through the release and discovery of the article in a pre-#MeToo world, what her place was as an agent in helping guide and protect Susan, the delicacy required to find the right fit for a project of this magnitude in both the film and book spaces, and how to deal with what was looming on the horizon the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Sara Nestor is an Agent at Verve Talent and Literary Agency. She was home grown at Verve, starting in the mailroom and working her way up to the Agent ranks on Verves Motion Picture Literary team. In her tenure at Verve, Sara has had the great pleasure of working with such multitalented, influential creators as author / journalist / whistleblower / activist Susan Fowler; two time Oscar-Winning screenwriter and producer Brian Currie; NYTimes Bestselling author / screenwriter / director / journalist Nick Bilton (Vanity Fair); screenwriter / author / director / podcaster / icon John August; and the award-winning screenwriter and producer Meredith Stiehm.

Be sure to check out Saras previous Anatomy of a Sale by clicking here.

Anatomy of a Sale centers on the story behind the story, as in each episode well hear from the industrys top executives, representatives and writers chronicling their journey from the birth of a script to its eventual success. Youll learn about the struggles of taking a project to market, the painstaking hours that go into breaking the narrative, the ups and downs of industry reception, and much more. So sit back, relax, and study the inner-workings of the Anatomy of a Sale.

This episode is produced by Emily Dell and edited by Rob Schultz. For more video content, head over to TSL 360: The #1 Screenwriting Education Video Library. Be sure to stay up to date on Sara Nestor and all spec and sale related news by subscribing now.

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Anatomy of Lamont’s failure to win on tolls – CT Insider

It was near the beginning of the now-infamous, closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats when it became clear that Gov. Ned Lamonts plan for 14 highway tolls was going to crash at the hands of his own political party.

The scene was Wednesday afternoon in the crowded third-floor Democratic caucus room of the ornate State Capitol, behind a pair of opaque glass doors and around a long table, with portraits of former Senate leaders on the walls.

The small room boiled over, with many among the 22-member caucus articulating long-simmering frustrations, both political and policy driven, with the first-term governor. Several senators were convinced they would lose re-election campaigns if they voted for tolls, even with an expected blue, anti-Trump wave next November.

Lamonts latest pitch for tolls, and the revenue generated by out-of-state cars, had quickly degenerated into a gripe session.

The multi-millionaire Greenwich businessman, who prefers penny loafers and an open collar to power suits, had failed a major test of his power, at the hands of fellow Democrats, in the rough-and-tumble of the intraparty politics.

The jaws of Lamont and his team, including Ryan Drajewicz, his usually steely, know-it-all chief of staff, literally dropped, according to people in the room.

The signature legislation of Lamonts first year in office, a 10-year, $21 billion infrastructure-renewal plan, including rebuilt bridges, wider highways and faster train service, was stalled on the tracks. While the meeting droned on for two hours, the damage was done early. At least one senator disrespected Lamont to his face.

The next day Republican senators offered a new plan, based on very optimistic borrowing rates, for $18 billion in infrastructure projects without tolls.

The anatomy of the collapse of the toll-centric plan has a lot to do with Lamonts inexperience in politics beyond the realm of affluent Greenwich, and his apparent inability to close a deal on a toll plan that a year ago, when he easily won his election, was going to charge trucks only for the use of state highways.

Amid concerns that courts could eventually rule against trucks-only, and the need for more revenue to tackle the states transit crisis, Lamont initially proposed about 50 toll gantries.

But as vocal opposition to tolls spawned fears in the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, the number of gantries was drastically reduced and finally cut to 14 in the proposal that Lamont rolled out earlier this month, and calls CT2030.

Were not giving up on a solution, Max Reiss, Lamonts communications director, said Friday. Were also not going to give up on fiscal responsibility.

Sources with knowledge of the scene in the Senate caucus, who asked not to be identified, said Lamont has failed to build relationships with lawmakers. In this particular case, he hasnt held enough one-on-one discussions with individual legislators, a tried-and-true way to earn allies and possibly offer them benefits in exchange for support.

He has also offended many members of the General Assembly by holding up the annual legislative list of capital projects eligible for long-term bonding

Other say his privileged life and limited political experience beyond the Greenwich Board of Selectman and local finance board, might be hindering his ability to play political hardball.

I think he was trying to do the right thing, said Tom Swan, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group consumer-advocacy organization, who ran Lamont successful 2006 primary campaign against former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman. Swan said he was perplexed by the apparent implosion of Lamonts toll-centric plan. Its sort of amazing.

Swan said with the wide-ranging support of the southwestern Connecticut business community for the massive investments needed to free the region from gridlock and antiquated train lines, a failure of tolls as a revenue source would underscore the need for slightly higher personal income taxes on the states wealthiest, including Lamont and his neighbors in affluent towns.

Instead of highway user fees or increases in the sales tax or gas tax, an increase of less than a point on the top two tiers of income would still keep Connecticut below New York State, Swan said. Tolls are arguably the best way to help finance it, but the failure to address the policies could have a lasting impact on him and his administration. I hope he figures out over the next three years how to work more effectively with the legislature to drive a real progressive agenda.

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130 years of anatomical research at Dundee University to be celebrated in new book – The Courier

A new book will celebrate 130 years of ground-breaking anatomical research at Dundee University.

To Bodies Gone charts the city universitys journey in the field from a fledgling institution to the establishment of the revered Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID).

World-renowned Dame Sue Black, former Anatomy Chair at Dundee University, will return to join a special panel at the free launch event on Friday.

Author Eddie Small, who works in public engagement at theuniversity, said the study of anatomy was not always such a high-profile subject.

He said: Anatomy was initially viewed as a precursor to teaching medicine at the university but over the decades the subject became an integral part of the institution.

Today, CAHID has become a backbone of the British legal system. The skills developed here at Dundee are implemented from Caithness to Cornwall.

When Professor Dame Sue Black introduced Forensic Anthropology as a subject, Dundee became the go-to destination for police to come to when they needed help and we introduced a special module for police staff to allow them to deal with incidents of mass fatalities.

CAHID is known as a place of innovation, becoming the first UK University to work solely with Thiel cadavers, and the home of technology that recognises hands and forearms to secure the convictions of child abusers. That is why Dundee is so highly regarded throughout the judicial world.

Anatomy was brought to University College Dundee, the precursor to Dundee University, in 1889.

Though regarded initially as a means of supporting courses such as medicine, the subject soon established itself as a core discipline.

Having always enjoyed a strong international reputation welcoming students from the United States as far back as 1916 the opening of the highly-specialised CAHID building in 2008 focused the spotlight further on the university.

The work of CAHID is lauded around the world for many reasons, added Eddie.

There is huge interest in body donation, a subject that we have helped to promote the discussion of, as well as the people who work here.

Myself and Professor Black have spoken in theatres about her career and these events have been sold out.

There is an endless fascination about our work so to be able tell the full story of the history of Anatomy at the university is a huge privilege.

Tickets to the free launch event, which will also feature former university Principal Sir Pete Downes, are available online.

It will take place at the Dalhousie Building on Old Hawkhill from 6pm.

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Greys Anatomy Recap: Where Does the Good Go? – Vulture

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It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating Greys Anatomys 300th episode. But it wasnt yesterday. It was 50 episodes ago. Were at 350 episodes of Greys Anatomy and I am exhausted in the very best way. Much like the 300th episode of the show, My Shot has lots of nods to Greys history, but unlike that episode, these nods are mostly flashbacks that play like a horror show, all lined up to remind us of the considerable amount of trouble Meredith has gotten into over the past 16 seasons. As that hot fifth-year resident who hasnt had a storyline yet reminds us when the residents start listing some incredible things Mer has done in her career, You consider these things legendary, but theyre also crimes. Wow, way to cut to the core of us, Hot Resident With No Purpose.

The reason were dredging up all of Merediths questionable choices is because, yes, my friends, weve made it: Today is the day Meredith Grey faces the Medical Board and they decide if she can keep her license or not. The hearing, held in the ballroom of a hotel, gets off to a terrible start, which you probably guessed would happen based on the 349 episodes prior that detail a myriad of terrible things that happen to our heroine.

This one is pretty bad: Meredith learns that one of the doctors on the panel who will be deciding her fate is Dr. Paul Castello. Also known as the man who was too busy to order a CT scan that wouldve saved Derek Shepherds life. Of course the man who killed her husband would reappear on what could end up being the second worst day of her life! To make it worse: He doesnt even remember her. They could ask to appeal the trial due to conflict of interest, but that could mean waiting another six months for a ruling. Another six months of Meredith in medical purgatory. Meredith is fuming, but is under strict orders to be still and shut up.

Things go downhill fast. The first witnesses are Bailey, who acts as if she just met Meredith and answers questions with no emotion or context (even when they bring up the LVAD wire! The goddamn LVAD wire!); Gabbys father Luis, who is actually great up there as a champion for Meredith; DeLuca, who is quickly outed as having a relationship with Meredith and for, oh yes, that one time he reported the attendings specifically Meredith for sidelining him after he charged Alex with a felony FOR BEATING HIS FACE IN (sorry, they just dont bring that up enough), so his testimony is garbage; and finally Schmitt, who eventually testifies that he was the one who noticed Ellis Greys name on Gabbys medical bracelet and told Bailey, not thinking it would get Meredith in trouble. Schmitts so upset about it and later, he gets ostracized by his fellow residents when they learn the truth. He was just doing his job, people, yeesh.

Everyone is upset, really, because, as Alex tells the group of doctors waiting outside the room for updates, the whole thing is a crap-pile of crap. Oh, Alex, never change.

The 15-minute recess helps exactly NO ONE, but especially not Meredith, who is freaking out and tells DeLuca that this might be her last day as a doctor and if thats true, their relationship is as good as done. Theres no way Meredith could be with him if he could be a surgeon and she couldnt. Its much more offensive than Meredith realizes. Im surprised DeLuca doesnt just jump into the beautiful body of water theyve been staring out at. No one would blame him.

The second round of witnesses is stacked with heavy-hitters, but doesnt go much better. Webber straight up lies about Meredith tampering with the Alzheimers trial those many moons ago, and instead takes all of the blame, and even still it becomes clear that Webber has spent much of his career bending the rules and covering for Meredith. It becomes especially clear when they call Patricia, Webbers old administrative assistant, to the stand and she reveals that Meredith didnt even match with Seattle Grace for residency initially Webber called in a favor and got her a spot. Well, thats some new and interesting information.

And then Alex is up. He says some very nice things about how Meredith makes him a better person and I am but a puddle, but it is followed by a line of questioning about how Meredith almost wrecked Zolas adoption. Alex gets upset because he doesnt think its relevant, but you know who does think Merediths cavalier attitude toward the law is relevant? Dr. Castello. He starts talking about Meredith using her daughter for insurance fraud and that is it for the Sit Still and Shut Up portion of the evening. Meredith goes off. How dare he sit up there and judge her when theres no way he should have his license after what he did to Derek. Did I need flashbacks to the night Derek died? No. Was this scene gripping as hell? Uh, duh.

Dr. Castello certainly remembers Meredith now. And as he gets up to ask for a recess to figure this out, the man up and has a seizure. A seizure! Hes rushed off to Grey Sloan where, yes, he will be under the care of Amelia Shepherd. Its all very dramatic. Of course, theres no way Amelia can operate on him since, well, he killed her brother and shes dreamed of him suffering every day since Derek died, which has to be some sort of conflict of interest. Tom takes the case on and Amelia and Link watch from the gallery as Dr. Castello dies in surgery! Hand to heart, I did not see that coming. The part where Amelia returns to the hearing to tell Meredith and kind of enjoys talking about how the guy is dead? Yeah, that part I couldve guessed. Man, I know Castello was a shit doctor but like, literally no one cares that he died.

While Castello is in that fateful surgery, several things happen. Bailey and Webber have at it outside of the hotel and it is a fight so informed by love and shared history that it is hard to watch. Bailey is mad at Webber for constantly bending the rules for Meredith, covering for her other people be damned. He chooses Meredith over and over again. That yes, Meredith and Webber lost their jobs, but she lost everything her hospital at the hands of Tom Koracick, her best surgeons, her best friend. Webber talks a lot about family and yes, he risked a lot for Meredith but only because he knows shed do the same. Thats family. He thought Bailey was a part of that, too, until he saw her testimony. Anyway, someone please hold me.

The panel calls them back in only to inform them that in light of the Castello situation, theyre postponing the hearing. But Alex stops them: He has an entire room full of Merediths former patients ready to speak on her behalf. Guys, those doors opened and those familiar faces (I mean, Katie Bryce!) flooded in and I wept! I wept! 350 episodes of Greys Anatomy will do that to a person.

The emotional punches keep on coming: Alex also has a whole pile of letters written by friends and colleagues, including Cristina (She is the sun and she is unstoppable, Im a dead person), Callie, Arizona, April, and even Addison! Addison freakin Montgomery. If we cant see their faces, at least they get some shoutouts. And then the recommendation of all recommendations comes in: Bailey has something more to say. She gives a perfect Bailey speech about how Meredith is a pain in her ass, but shes worked hard to get where she is, and that even though she has suffered, life hasnt hardened her, its made her better. She ends it with Im Dr. Miranda Bailey, Chief of Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and I approve this message, which is definitely over-the-top, but allowed because look at the circumstances.

Oh, did I mention that this entire section is set to a cover of Tegan and Saras Where Does the Good Go? Like, youre really going to read me a letter from Cristina Yang about Meredith Grey set to that song, Greys Anatomy? I have nothing left to give you. You have taken it all.

Obviously, after this outpouring of support and the fact that the show is a medical drama called Greys Anatomy, Meredith Grey gets to keep her medical license. Bailey offers Meredith her job back and all is right with the world again.

Well, until Meredith gets home. First, she walks in on Maggie tossing Jackson out of the house after he told her he missed being with her but then rejected her when she went in for a kiss, because he really seems to enjoy rubbing salt into that wound. Its an intense welcome home. Even worse, DeLuca shows up to talk about their previous chat and how hes literally gone to jail for her, hes taken care of her every way a person can, but she still doesnt see him as an equal partner. Meredith might love him, but she doesnt respect him. He needs her to take some time and figure out if she ever will. You cant win them all, Meredith Grey. I mean, youve seen this show.

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