A medical practitioner and visual artist, Linton Meagher puts medicine directly into his art by using objects such as pills, scalpels, and even silicon breast implants as his medium of choice. His work is beautiful and fluid from far, but up close it’s hard not to wince at the hundreds… Read More »Linton Meagher: Medicine as Art Medium
Tattoos and the subject of anatomy have a lot in common. Both inspire a sense of awe and a tinge of discomfort. Combine the two—making the internal external—and the reaction is mind-blowing. Yet, as someone that doesn’t have any tattoos, anatomical or otherwise, the anatomical tattoo means something different. 10… Read More »The Anatomical Tattoo Book: the Skin as a Canvas for Anatomical Obsession
São Paulo based illustrator Pedro Henrique Ferreira brings the most explosive energy to what could otherwise be a standard infographic. The first infographic above takes a look at how different types of drugs effect the body. The illustration is uncomfortable, disturbing, yet still fascinating—a win when trying to engage the viewer. His work is… Read More »The Explosive Anatomical Infographics of Pedro Henrique Ferreira
There’s something special about someone who takes studying the figure or the skeleton to a whole new level. Jessica Burke is a figurative artist who trained classically as a painter in oils. She chose to work on this Dressed Up Bones series because, quite simply, skeletons are the base of every human.… Read More »Jessica Burke’s Dressed Up Bones
I mentioned the brilliant and complex anatomical art of Michael Reedy in the past and recently featured him in my TEDMED talk. He continues to push the boundaries of anatomy as a way to know thyself with each series of paintings he produces. Dust & Moonshine is no exception as we see his mastery… Read More »Michael Reedy’s Dust & Moonshine
Pakistan based artist Asma Javeri has an ongoing miniature print series called 101bpm featuring an anatomical heart reflected as everyday objects. She says, “Its a little about illustrating the feelings of the heart through daily objects and things we interact with.” Living in the intersection between medicine and art Asma expresses… Read More »Asma Javeri at 101 bpm
The past few months have been full of incredible anatomical street art. So much so that it’s been difficult to keep up! Below are some of our favorites from our top street artists and even a medical illustrator! Nychos Nychos is currently in New York City preparing for the opening of… Read More »ANATOMY in the STREETS – Roundup 3
Bulgarian 3D illustrator, Zhivko Terziivanov creates delightful renderings infused with anatomy. I only wish these were real models! View all of his iconic work on dribbble.
There are 3 books hanging out on my coffee table that I’m currently enjoying: 10% human, Tiny creatures and Bio Art. It seems ‘Microbe’ is the new ‘buzz word’. With the recent estimation that as much as 90% of a human’s cellular make up could be microbial, coupled by the fact that… Read More »The Growth of Microbial Art
A student of biology and studio art, Lexi Ames says that, “Art and science share a paramouric existence in my work. The cold, analytical side of science and meticulous reason are transformed into something mysterious and beautiful when re-imagined by artistic intent.” I love that phrase and the idea of… Read More »The Pseudo-Mysticism of Lexi Ames
There are abundant resources on the web for learning how to do pretty much anything. Yet tutorials on medical illustration are often lacking. How to draw a blood vessel? How to render muscle? How to paint juicy globules of fat? Where are they?! Thankfully Glasgow-based medical illustrator Annie Campbell is on a… Read More »Tutorial: Quickly Render Bone Cross Sections in Photoshop
Tibetan thangka’s inspired NYC-based illustrator Kevin Hong to create his own anatomical charts. Thangkas, especially anatomical thangkas, combined medical knowledge with Buddhist tradition and Tibetan lore.
Supervenus is a humorous, if not tragic, view into contemporary female beauty standards. Experimental filmmaker, Frederic Doazan and sound editor, Vandy Roc created this film. They begin with the surface anatomy of a woman in an anatomical text that looks to be from the 1800s. We then see the gloved hands of a surgeon meticulously… Read More »Supervenus – An Anatomical Journey Through Perfection
Blood, semen, urine, feces, tears, nasal mucus, breast milk, skin, bone and even cremated human ashes have all formed media for artists to use in their work. Ever since Piero Manzoni canned his own excrement in 1961 and Andy Warhol invited friends to urinate on canvas in 1977, there’s nothing… Read More »Bodily Matters: Art Made From Humans
Melis Buyruk crafts anatomical forms in ceramic some of which are featured on plates and embellished with insects and flowers. She uses ceramic, an often utilitarian material, as a form of presentation of both inner and outer beauty. Anatomical features are served separated from any tie to gender, race, or social position. I… Read More »Melis Buyruk – Anatomy Served