Looks like it was easy to pose for this painting. This is called a Minerva Jacket, usually used for fractures of the cervical spine. “The boy fell from a gun turret, dislocating a vertebra in his neck. The plaster cast is lined with black felt to prevent body sores at… Read More »Navy Medical Art
Anatomy in Art
Damien Hirst’s newest piece entitled “For the Love of God” might just become the single most expensive piece of contemporary art ever created. It is a life-size cast of a human skull in platinum, covered entirely by 8,601 VVS to flawless diamonds, weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats. The price… Read More »Is there anything Damien Hirst can’t do?
Who knew that a circle with a giant mouth and tiny eyes could have such interesting anatomy beneath the surface. Pac-man’s skull was carefully crafted by artist Le Gentil Garcon after studying the skulls of human and predatory animals. He even collaborated with paleontologist Francois Escuille to make the most… Read More »Pac Man’s Skull Exposed
With a combined passion for sculpture, medical science, and biomechanics, this Norwegian born artist combines the organic structure of human anatomy directly with the mechanical. Chris Conte received his BFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. While there, he studied human anatomy at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital through a… Read More »Chris Conte’s Biomechanical Art
An alternative option for the deceased. Nadine Jarvis, a young product designer from London, believes that death is sorely neglected as a subject for design. She explores a new way to use the ash from cremations in her piece called, Carbon Copies, Carbon Copies are pencils made from the carbon of human… Read More »Anatomy in Art: Literally
This may not do with medical visualization directly, but it’s visualization nonetheless. We are bombarded with statistics everyday, whether on the news or in magazines. But what impact do they really have? Can people really visualize the impact of America using 15 million sheets of office paper every five… Read More »Visualizing Statistics: what do 213,000 Vicodin pills look like?
Koen Hauser (1972) living and working in Amsterdam creates stunningly realistic digital photo manipulations as seen here in his Modische Atlas der Anatomie series. I think it’s a very clever use of the classic plastic anatomy models seamlessly integrated into real human form. [Via A.R.T]
Have you ever wondered how Stewie from Family Guy can possibly support his gigantic head, or how Betty Boop is able to walk on those absurdly small feet? I haven’t, because cartoons are meant to over exaggerate the features of humans and animals or whatever other type of life forms… Read More »Anatomical Studies of Cartoon Characters
This is going to be the first installment of the new Anatomy in Art Series on Street Anatomy. I’ll be showcasing artists who use anatomy as an art form rather than for educational purposes. Sometimes we need a fresh look at anatomy. Those in the medical professions come into contact… Read More »Damien Hirst: Anatomical Representation