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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 dissected cadaver, with flaps of muscle flying off the body, salutes. From Paolo Mascagni, Anatomia universale... (Florence, 1833). Overprinted and hand colored copperplate engraving. Artist: Antonio Serantoni.

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Anatomia universale...

Florence, 1833. Overprinted and hand colored copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine

Paolo Mascagni
(1755-1815)
[anatomist]

Antonio Serantoni
(1780-1837)
[artist]

In the omission of background, and intense, even excessive, use of color, Mascagni’s plates exemplify the new free-floating style of anatomical representation. The rendering of dissected "flaps," however, harkens back to an older style.



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