So this is the third newsletter, and we have several exciting countdowns: we are only a few dozen hours away from the new year, and three weeks away from the official launch of the first cycle of Don Quixote on January 20th, 2019.
Don Quixote was a side project for Cervantes as he worked on the prose and plays and he wanted to be remembered for.
Rembrandt found himself making portraits, and he was among the first to make the portraits come to life. The portraits were of real people you could run into on the streets today, which is perhaps why they speak to us now still. Like Cervantes, he based his work on observation from life. Interestingly, what he had really wanted was to paint biblical scenes, but that wasn't the most significant market at that moment.
Isaac Newton was an alchemist who really only wanted to make gold out of lead. And he just casually happened to discover Physics by accident almost. In contrast to the imaginary things alchemists worked on, his work is still relevant to us today. Again, also, by observing nature.
Happy new year!