Giselle Vitali – Musculante

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We’ve posted the beautiful work of Barcelona-based illustrator, Giselle Vitali before on Street Anatomy. Her expressive take on medical illustration caught my eye and I’ve continued to follow this girl’s awesome work. Her latest series, titled Musculante, shows her incorporating anatomy into the web icons we’ve become so used to seeing, such as Facebook, Google +, and Tumblr.

She says of the work,

Experimentar a fondo—las redes sociales nos invaden, no sabemos si ellas son parte de nosotros o nosotros de ellas. No sabemos tampoco, quien utiliza a quien. Basados en esto, supongo que deben de tener carne, mucosas y huesos, aunque no se, si sentimientos, como nosotros mismos!

Translation: Experimenting thoroughly—the social networks invade us, we do not know if they are part of us or we of them. We do not know either, who uses whom. Based on this, I guess they must have meat, bones and mucus, and even feelings, like ourselves!

View more of Giselle’s work on Behance and her site,

4 thoughts on “Giselle Vitali – Musculante”

  1. This is a really interesting anatomy-infused design for web icons! It gets me wondering what parts of the body those muscles and bones belong to.

    I agree with Vitali when she says that social networks and social media have invaded us. I would also add that they have contributed to how we think and perceive the world.

    In my medicine and media class, I learned about the way medical school students are taught the human anatomy using “objective representation” via Anatomy books from Netter, or pictures of real patients with healthy or pathological anatomy. And yet “objective” representation can be defined in so many ways–in ways that real healthy patients look, or ways that are most easily demonstrated/taught for medical students to learn. And yet even among the real healthy patients, “healthy” can be represented in so many ways.

    For the medical student, learning from different sources of books and real patients are important to get the whole picture. There has been a lot of discussion in the medical community on what forms of anatomical representation is the most ideal for medical education, but I feel that the clinical exposure to various types of healthy and pathological anatomical cases are the best way to learn.

    For the non-medical citizen, social media such as pictures of the body such as the ones above contribute to people’s perception of the human anatomy. It portrays the convoluted complexity of the human anatomy, yet also leaves open what the other organs and floating colors represent.

    It would be interesting to know what certain parts of this anatomy logo are inspired by. I can definitely tell that there are muscle, ribs, and bones. But the rest are definitely up in the air. However, if the artist’s purpose was trying to communicate this exact anatomical complexity, she is certainly successful.

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