Muscles of the neck (detail), 1811. Etching and engraving inked à la poupée in red and black ink. From Giuseppe Del Medico, Anatomia per uso dei pittori e scultori (Rome, 1811), pl. 16. Getty Research Institute, 84-B28069

Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy


Research Institute Galleries I and II

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Focused at the intersection of science and art, this exhibition explores themes of art and anatomy from the 16th century to today. From spectacular life-size illustrations to delicate paper flaps that lift to reveal the body's interior, the structure of the body is represented through a range of media. Artists not only helped create these images but were part of the market for them, as anatomy was a basic component of artistic training for centuries.

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