Anatomy in Art

We Travel the Body in Red and Blue

Visceral Paola Rojas David Perez

Bogotá-based photographer Paola Rojas and illustrator David Pérez collaborated on this stunning project titled Visceral. In their combined forces we see the body-centric photography of Paola overlaid with the detailed anatomical drawings of David. Their pieces reflect the most ubiquitous color scheme in anatomical illustration for the arteries and veins. But here, the blue represents… Read More »We Travel the Body in Red and Blue

Choclatomy by Asma Javeri 

asma javeri choclatomy faith

Just when I thought I’ve seen every type of mashup of anatomy with something, I stumble upon Choclatomy. That’s right, anatomical illustrations paired with delicious morsels of chocolate! Created by Pakistan based artist Asma Javeri at a time when she was torn between studying medicine or art (maybe she didn’t hear about medical… Read More »Choclatomy by Asma Javeri 

The Elegance of Muscle

Giselle Vitali musculo

There’s something so beautiful about muscle fibers. But we’re used to seeing them in their classic muscle architecture—fusiform, parallel, bipennate, etc. What happens when we break muscles out of their usual anatomical shapes? Take a bicep, stretch it out and twist it. Take the sartorius and wrap it up like a cord. Given her… Read More »The Elegance of Muscle

Surgical Wall Repair

Klein Schneider Floyd-Bradstock Wall Repair

I’ve always had a vision of surgical illustration as street art. Slicing open a wall and retracting the brick back to reveal anatomy underneath would be so striking (or horrifying) to someone walking down the street. This surgical wall project by medical illustrators Joshua Klein, Roy Schneider, and Tonya Floyd-Bradstock comes close… Read More »Surgical Wall Repair

Nature and Objects as Anatomy byJana Heidersdorf

Jana Heidersdorf Rope Ribcage

German illustrator Jana Heidersdorf, is inspired by “nature, fairytales, and everything fantastic and feral.” In this series titled, “Inner Workings,” Jana transforms objects, such as a porcelain teapot and rope, into iconic anatomical forms. The knitting needles and yarn illustration is especially interesting. The frayed ends of each piece of… Read More »Nature and Objects as Anatomy byJana Heidersdorf

Eye-Popping Cover Art of the Brazilian Version of Stiff by Mary Roach

Gabriel Silveira Curiosidade Morbida Mary Roach cover

Gabriel Silveira is an illustrator working in São Paulo, Brazil. He was invited to illustrate the cover of Curiosidade Morbida, the Brazilian version of Stiff, by Mary Roach. The creative brief stated a simple request to relate to the theme of the book, without being morbid. Gabriel ended up creating a rather lively… Read More »Eye-Popping Cover Art of the Brazilian Version of Stiff by Mary Roach