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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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A man with his skin off, stands in front of a landscape. 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]

Vesalius sought to make illustrations that were true to nature, but many of his figures conform to classical ideals of beauty and proportion, and stand in classical poses.



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