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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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Monstrous dissected man gesturing. Cropped, from Andreas Vesalius, De Humani Corporis Fabrica... (Basel, 1543). Woodcut.  Artist: Stephen van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian.

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica...

Basel, 1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.

Andreas Vesalius
(1514-1564)
[anatomist]

Stephen van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian
[artists]

Anatomical representation makes the insides of our bodies visible and familiar, but also reveals a strangeness, an otherness. In dramatizing the dissected body, Vesalius contributed to a new visual iconography of monstrosity.



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