ExhibitionBoundary Crossing / 1818: Midnight Labors
With feverish excitement, Victor Frankenstein pursues nature to her hiding places. Working alone, he gathers the pieces of bodies he needs from the charnel house and the graveyard to create a living being. Although he finds his solitary preoccupation repulsive, he is not deterred from his quest to restore life.
Illustration from De humani corporis fabrica libri decem (On the fabric of the human body), 1627
Author: Adriaan van Spiegel (1578—1625)
Artist: Giulio Casseri (ca. 1552—1616)
Courtesy National Library of Medicine