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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

Antonio Serantoni

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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