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The Quick and the Dead: Artists and Anatomy
The human body has long been central to Western art, and in order to represent the body in all its manifestations many artists have studied anatomy: dissecting the dead to better depict the living. The Quick and the Dead focuses on a range of artists, among them Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Albrecht Dürer, William Hogarth, George Stubbs, Théodore Géricault, ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 7th 1998 by University of California Press
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This is an interesting look at the history of anatomical art. The topic is something that many medical practitioners fail to think about, but the role of art in the study of medicine is profound. I find it interesting that something that is so frequently presented before the student is in many ways never seen at all. The role of the student is learning to structures of the body and with that focus, we usually over look the amazing art that is sitting before us. I found the discussion within this ...more