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Dream Anatomy



Elementi di anatomia by Francesco Bertinatti and Mecco Leone

 

Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative

Turin, 1837-39. Lithograph. National Library of Medicine

Francesco Bertinatti
(fl. mid-1800s)
[anatomist]

Mecco Leone
[artist]

The anatomical studies for real, imaginary and prospective sculptures and paintings became a genre in its own right in the early and middle decades of the 19th century.



Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata... Bernardino Genga and Charles Errard

 

Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata...

 

Rome, 1691. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine

Bernardino Genga
(1636?-1734?)
[anatomist]

Charles Errard
(1609?-1689)
[artist]

The association between death and anatomy continued in art anatomy, even as it waned in medical texts. Genga, a Roman anatomist, specialized in studies of classical sculptures. Errard, court painter to Louis XIV, helped found the Académie Royale de Peinture and was first Director of the Académie de France in Rome
.



X-rays by John Slooan

X-Rays

N.p., 1926. Etching. National Library of Medicine

John Sloan
(1871-1951)
[artist]

Sloan, a prominent exponent of the "Ashcan School," sought inspiration from everyday scenes and activities of modern life, such as the taking of X rays, rather than landscape, nudes and the other traditional subjects of academic art.


 

Complete Gallery of Images

U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 

 
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