Anatomy fascinated artists and there are examples of great anatomical drawings done by artists, especially in the Renaissance.
After watching Vanessa Ruiz’s TED talk, The spellbinding art of human anatomy, I was captured by the contemporary artists who chose to portray anatomical parts in their work. As Vanessa shows in her talk, two are particularly interesting (to me), even though I have almost no interest in the scientific part of anatomy (!).
First, Fernando Vicente’s anatomy drawings.
Vicente is an illustrator and this is his Vanitas painting collection. I love the irony.
Then, there is Michael Reedy’s anatomy series:
A bit darker, perhaps.
Anyhow, a good excuse to show their work.
[Featured image: Paintings from Fernando Vicente’s Vanitas collection]