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.
Nicolas Henri Jacob - Illustration for Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine opératoire (1831-1854) by Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery
Dissection of the neck and axilla, deep dissection. Neck dissected to show neck muscles, jugular veins, parotid gland and submandibular gland. Pectoralis muscles divided and removed to shown axillary artery, brachiocephalic vein, basilar vein, axillary lymph nodes and brachial plexus. Antero-lateral view.
From Philippe-Frédéric Blandin’s Treaty of Topographical Anatomy, 1834
Sketch Representing the Backpart of the Heart, from The Anatomy of the Human Body, John Bell (1794-1804)
Style and non-style in anatomical illustration : From Renaissance Humanism to Henry Gray
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