De Humani Corporis Fabrica 1
On the Fabric of the Human body is a set of books on human anatomy by Andreas Vesalius published in 1543. It is the first comprehensively illustrated anatomy book based on human dissections. Vesalius describes the veins and arteries as ‘a tree whose trunks divide into branches and twigs.’ Inspired by the woodcut illustrations, these ceramic torsos also allude to the notion of skin – as a fabric covering the human body. One of the three torsos in this exhibition, it depicts that one in three women will die of heart disease related illness.
|Dimensions||Height 70 cm x Width 56 cm x Depth 15 cm.|