Friday, December 28, 2007

Anatomical Illustration Then and Now

Saw the Body Worlds 2 exhibition. An amazing life size 3d version of the old anatomy books such as Bartolomeo Eustachius' "Explicatio Tabularum Anatomicarum."

I put together another ebook combining the works of Bartolomeo Eustachi and the work of Bernardino Genga. You can see it at http://figure-drawings.com/engravings.html

Eustachius - Wikipedia article - was born in the early 16th century and died in1574. He first described the small stirrup shaped bone in the ear and the canal connecting the ear to the mouth, which was given his name.

His work was not published until the beginning of the eighteenth century at the expense of Pope Clement XI.

Tabulae Anatomicae
iconSee the copies for sale at Alibris. There are both 1714 editions and modern reprints.

The Body Worlds exhibits are more fortunate in showing their work, according to the website 25 million people have visited the exhibitions.

Links:

anatomie femme (1937)

anatomie

anatomie femme (1939)

anatomie femme (1903)

anatomie (1937)

anatomie femme (1903)

anatomie (~1900)

anatomie homme

A post about Bernardino Genga:

ANATOMIA PER USO ET INTELLIGENZA DEL DISEGNO - BERNARDINO GENGA - 1620 - 1690

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