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Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy

Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy

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Exhibition Catalog

Monique Kornell et al. Getty Research Institute, Getty Center, Los Angeles, 2022.

236 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 29 x 21 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781606067697

This illustrated volume examines the different methods artists and anatomists used to reveal the inner workings of the human body and evoke wonder in its form. For centuries, anatomy was a fundamental component of artistic training, as artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo sought to skillfully portray the human form. In Europe, illustrations that captured the complex structure of the body—spectacularly realized by anatomists, artists, and printmakers in early atlases such as Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica libri septem of 1543—found an audience with both medical practitioners and artists. Flesh and Bones examines the inventive ways anatomy has been presented from the sixteenth through the twenty-first century, including an animated corpse displaying its own body for study, anatomized antique sculpture, spectacular life-size prints, delicate paper flaps, and 3-D stereoscopic photographs. Drawn primarily from the vast holdings of the Getty Research Institute, the over 150 striking images, which range in media from woodcut to neon, reveal the uncanny beauty of the human body under the skin.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- 1400-1600 ; 1600-1800 -- Graphic Arts (Prints) ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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