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What makes this painting a monument to Western culture?

Aug 21, 2013 2 MINUTES
"The central problem of Western civilization is reduced to one guy who’s got to puzzle it out for himself."

Curator Walter Liedtke on "Aristotle with a Bust of Homer" by Rembrandt.

Explore this object:

Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Juan Trujillo

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