“My anatomical works combine classic poses, in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting, with a very contemporary twist… illustrating what’s underneath the skin, and the portrayed figure dissects a region of their body to show the structures that lay beneath.”
I would love to get to visit the Museum of Anatomical Wax but I guess, for now, I will just have to blog about it… Some background:
With cadavers difficult to acquire and preserve, wax models became important to students and practitioners of anatomy. They aimed to reproduce the human body in a form as complete and true to nature as possible. A mixture of wax from bees and other insects was used to make realistic models which were also fully pliable. Parts of the model could often be taken out to allow students to look inside, or manipulate individual parts. In some ways they were superior to real bodies as an educational tool, because specific structures or systems of the body could be highlighted (and, of course, unlike cadavers, they did not decompose).
Pray silence please for the amazing anatomical shoes of Kermit Tesoro – and yes you can buy online
The Art of Bleeding are amazing – will be posting a LOT about them in the future but for now enjoy this video they made:
Another awesome post from Street Anatomy featuring the incredible anatomical tattoos of Professor Richard Sawdon Smith and the process of being tattooed alongside the process of drawing blood.
Series of adverts from a campaign called the Pathology Of Inactive Life (via Street Anatomy)
Advertising Agency: Frank, Bucharest, Romania
Creative Director: Teodor Cucu
Art Director: Irina Chira
Copywriter: Adrian Dragan, Maria Ionescu
Illustrator: Alex Talamba
Strategic planner: Ioana Tomescu
Published: February 2011