Fascinating anatomy art

Anatomy fascinated artists and there are examples of great anatomical drawings done by artists, especially in the Renaissance.

After watching Vanessa Ruiz’s TED talk, The spellbinding art of human anatomy, I was captured by the contemporary artists who chose to portray anatomical parts in their work. As Vanessa shows in her talk, two are particularly interesting (to me), even though I have almost no interest in the scientific part of anatomy (!).

https://www.ted.com/talks/vanessa_ruiz_the_spellbinding_art_of_human_anatomy
 First, Fernando Vicente’s anatomy drawings.

Vicente is an illustrator and this is his Vanitas painting collection. I love the irony.

Then, there is Michael Reedy’s anatomy series:

A bit darker, perhaps.

Anyhow, a good excuse to show their work.

[Featured image: Paintings from Fernando Vicente’s Vanitas collection]


Originally published at Skate of the web.