Posts tagged art is in the anatomy

Spine Vodka by Johannes Schulz.

Designed by Hamburg-based designer Johannes Schulz, the concept of a clearly visible backbone to this vodka is meant to represent a drink that has nothing to hide. Brilliant look and creative design.

Histology Dessert Plates by Emily Evans.

I always thought that histology was one of the more interesting laboratory courses we had to take. Unless we went into something like medical laboratory sciences or pathology, we most likely would never look under a microscope again; that is a shame, considering how beautiful histological slices can be.

Self-Portrait by Angela Palmer.

The exhibition that the two pieces (above) were a part of is entitled Inside Out: Body Imaging Sculptures by Angela Palmer.

The technique of using multiple sheets of glass to recreate the body was inspired by the model showing the structure of penicillin created in the 1940s by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dorothy Hodgkin. This extraordinary object was transfixing to Palmer: thick, black contour lines formed a visually stunning three-dimensional map of the structure of penicillin. The contours depict the lines of electron density and show the positions of individual atoms in the penicillin structure. Palmer was fascinated by how an object of the utmost simplicity—put together with a few sheets of Perspex and industrial nuts—could demonstrate a subject of the utmost complexity.

At the time Palmer discovered Hodgkin’s model, she was drawing cadavers in the Medical Sciences department of Oxford University as part of her undergraduate course at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. It struck her that if she drew details of the slices of cadavers onto multiple sheets of glass and presented them on a vertical plane, then the internal architecture of the body could be shown three-dimensionally.

The Body Systems by Rachel Ignotofsky.

Beautifully illustrated representations of five of our body systems. They are what keeps us moving, thinking, eating, breathing, living.

Soy + Saludable by Giselle Vitali.
A beautiful piece depicting the heart and lungs working in concert.

Soy + Saludable by Giselle Vitali.

A beautiful piece depicting the heart and lungs working in concert.

Anatomy of a Human Being by Eva Di Martino.
Cerebellar Dissection.
There is just something amazing about these illustrations. To realize the time and care the artist took in crafting these anatomical plates is humbling.

Cerebellar Dissection.

There is just something amazing about these illustrations. To realize the time and care the artist took in crafting these anatomical plates is humbling.

Book Autopsy by Kathleen Sawyer.

Reminiscent of the anatomical books of yesteryear, this book autopsy begins with the sutured incisions on the first page and move through many layers of tissue and organs as the reader continues. From lungs, to heart, to bowel, this is a wonderfully conceived project.

Plate 81 from The anatomy of the arteries of the human body, with its applications to pathology and operative surgery by Richard Quain.
When I look at this illustration, I am truly impressed with the detail of it all. I also find myself unable to shake the thoughts of compartment syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, and deep vein thrombosis as I inspect its details, says the medical mind that does not know when to quit.

Plate 81 from The anatomy of the arteries of the human body, with its applications to pathology and operative surgery by Richard Quain.

When I look at this illustration, I am truly impressed with the detail of it all. I also find myself unable to shake the thoughts of compartment syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, and deep vein thrombosis as I inspect its details, says the medical mind that does not know when to quit.

Heart by Aleksandr Kuskov.
The heart is special. In a lifetime, our hearts will beat over 2 billion times. It is a pump, a hard working machine, that drives us through the day and night, through the good and bad. It is the first organ to fully function when we are conceived; it is one of the last organs to fail.
And of course, it is the only organ that falls in love.

Heart by Aleksandr Kuskov.

The heart is special. In a lifetime, our hearts will beat over 2 billion times. It is a pump, a hard working machine, that drives us through the day and night, through the good and bad. It is the first organ to fully function when we are conceived; it is one of the last organs to fail.

And of course, it is the only organ that falls in love.