Spinoza and van Leeuwenhoek

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Spinoza and van Leeuwenhoek

400.00

Spinoza and van Leeuwenhoek:  One of the great discoveries of Spinoza’s time was made by Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, who was born within a month of Spinoza.  Like Spinoza, van Leeuwenhoek was a lens grinder.  He created the first microscope and discovered microscopic life while examining a drop of water.  I imagine these two great minds, surrounded by water, which van Leeuwenhoek found to be teeming with life at a microscopic level, challenging the orthodox view of life as they knew it.  I imagined Spinoza standing (literally) upon the discoveries of van Leeuwenhoek, while embodying a Tree of Knowledge.

Printed by artist on Takach press, 20” x 16”. Small edition, up to 25 prints. Numbered and signed by artist.

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