The chances are that your answer to that question is yes. If you look at as many anatomical inspired works of art and products as I do, then that answer is yes, hundreds of times. With the use of anatomical imagery in the creative industries having bourgeoned over the last… Read More »Have You Seen This Heart?
Marwane Pallas is a self-taught French photographer whose work mostly consists of self-portraits. His Doctrine of Signatures series is based on, “an important aspect of folk medicine form the middle ages until the early modern period. Often associated with the work of herbalists and wise women, it drew upon the… Read More »Marwane Pallas – Doctrine of Signatures
A 2nd year medical student at Glasgow University, Mike McCormick, has taken a sweet way to depict anatomy. What started as a hobby quickly earned him a surprise 20k followers on Instagram. Despite Mike describing his hobby as “the ultimate form of procrastination”, since he’s now in his second year, presumably… Read More »Candy Anatomy—a Story of Sweet Success!
Alex Diaz A native of Puerto Rico, Alexis Diaz creates huge detailed murals of phantasmagoric animals and anatomy. Follow Alex Diaz on Instagram Shok 1 British artist SHOK-1 spray paints unique X-ray art on walls around the world. His X-rays show how culture can become part of the anatomy of a person,… Read More »ANATOMY in the STREETS – Roundup 2
Melbourne-based artist Kaitlin Beckett creates chimerical creatures who often harness anatomical, medical and musical elements. Kaitlin uses a variety of media for her art, enriching each piece with layers of detail and texture. You just know each curious beast holds a story. View Kaitlin’s entire portfolio at a-curious-bestiary.com and follow her work on… Read More »Kaitlin Beckett’s Curious Bestiary
I recently watched Desert Runners on Netflix. It tells the story of these non-professional runners who not only choose to run ultramarathons, but do them through the most hostile deserts around the world…4 times in a year. Naturally one must think that this would do a number of things to… Read More »Your Anatomy During an Ultramarathon
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
“Anatomy in Black bridges the gap between academic text and pop culture.” – Emily Evans We often think of anatomy textbooks as belonging in the cadaver lab or lecture hall. Or worse, abandoned on a library shelf long after they’ve served their educational purpose. Even for an artist, anatomy books might lie scattered around… Read More »Anatomy in Black by Emily Evans
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
Michel Hachem captures the expression of a skeleton through the energetic process of adding and removing strokes. Michel says that he is as, “far from perfection as I can be. I don’t like complexity in my works nor do I like perfection, that’s why these bold or rough unfinished marks… Read More »Michel El Hachem’s Skeletal Strokes
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
There’s something nostalgic and storybook-like to the biological illustrations of Vivien Martineau. She created a project titled, Levels of Complexity’ in which she communicates science in a “more accessible illustrative style.” I would love to see an entire textbook done in her illustrative style…oh wait there is! You can find 60… Read More »Vivien Martineau’s Levels of Complexity
London based artist Lucy Foakes brings a refreshing twist to the Ancient Egyptian use of Canopic Jars. Before today, I didn’t even know about Canopic Jars, so here’s a little history lesson. Early on in the practice of mummification, all the major organs of a body were removed, except for… Read More »Can-Opic Viscera Soda by Lucy Foakes
There’s so much happening in the world of street art right now! Artists, like our favorite Nychos, keep pumping out the most spectacular anatomy all over the world. I’m going to keep track of the latest anatomical street art for you in our new “ANATOMY on the STREETs” series. Enjoy! Nychos… Read More »ANATOMY on the STREETs – Roundup 1
This is a beautifully produced video by ROADs Publishing on Spanish artist, Fernando Vicente. The video features Fernando in his studio working on one of his gorgeous anatomical paintings. It comes with the release of his new book, simply titled, “Fernando Vicente.” The book features a comprehensive collection (165 pages worth)… Read More »The Thoughts + Process of Fernando Vicente