Valerio Carubba. Degas Is Aged, 2008. Oil on stainless steel, 60 x 52 cm
Jacques Fabien Gautier d’Agoty, born in Marseille to Paris in 1716 and died in 1785, is a painter and engraver of French anatomy. His colored mezzotints have a painterly quality. This pregnant woman calmly looks back at the viewer, a characteristic pose of 18th-century French portraiture.
Pavel Tchelitchew. Anatomical Painting, 1946. Oil on canvas, 56 × 46 in. (142.2 × 116.8 cm).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Lincoln Kirstein 62.26.
Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson.
Fabien Merelle (b.1981, France) - 1 octobre ou l’anatomie du vide
[Fabien Merelle on ARTchipel]
Rome, 1559. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
Juan Valverde de Amusco
(ca. 1525 - ca. 1588)
A flayed cadaver holds his skin in one hand and a dissecting knife in the other. The skin’s distorted face has the appearance of a ghost or a cloud, suggesting that spirit has been separated from, or peeled off of, the fleshy inner man.
Pietro Berrettini da Cortona(1596-1669). Tabulae anatomicae… Rome, 1741. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
Around 1618 Berrettini made a series of extraordinary drawings that were later forgotten and only printed in 1741. The figures are emphatic anatomical entertainers who solicit attention with aggressive body language.