4 Humours by Irina Sidorova Blood

4 Humours by Irina Sidorova Phlegm

4 Humours by Irina Sidorova Yellow Bile

4 Humours by Irina Sidorova Black bile

Irina Sidorova created this project as an interpretation of Hippocrates Theory of the 4 humours. She says that

He [Hippocrates] stated that human behavior depends on the number and density of fluids in human body, initial liquids were blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm.  Furthermore, fluids were located in different parts of the body, these were: head, gall bladder, spleen and lungs.  His theory was a foundation for the modern temperament theory.  Temperaments are known now as sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic.

I really like how she used colors to represent the 4 humours and then overlayed them in a geometrical pattern on the anatomical illustrations.

Which one are you?