Table XXI from Topographisch-anatomischer Atlas: nach Durchschnitten an gefrornen Cadavern by Wilhelm Braune.
This is a very beautiful illustration with impeccable detail from the mid- to late-19th century. It shows a neat cross section of the pelvis and the various loops of bowel. It even features the asymmetrical sectioning of the tibia, like a historical CT in colour.
Alexander Grebenyuk x Fox New Mural In Kiev, Ukraine
In this series of oil paintings, Nicholas Baxter inquires about the medicalization of modern society and draws parallels between religion and science and medicine.
Acrylic and gouache on illustration board
AJ Chu, 2012
Peter Carrington, an illustrator from Manchester, makes artworks about science, natural history and his struggle to gain knowledge. As Carrington states,
“I’ve always had an interest in science and nature, and during my studies I decided to combine this with my practice. Through deeper research into different scientific areas it quickly became apparent that, due to having dyslexia, I was never going to get a grip of the topics to make work that wasn’t shallow and ill-informed. I became frustrated that I wouldn’t be able to use the visual language of the sciences that I had become obsessed with. It was at this point that this frustration became the forefront of the work and the drawings became a portrait of me and my struggle with dyslexia. I began using the visuals of science and natural history journals to create seemingly scientific illustrations.”
Carrington’s work harkens back to the history of biology and botany, where drawing and labels were the key to all knowledge, then he adds his own bit of mystical influence. Now Carrington is focusing on the human need for order. Through labels and numbers he demonstrates our need to categorize. To see more of his work, click here.
I know I normally post human-biology oriented art, but this was so lovely I had to share. After all, we people are part of the ecosystem. :)
Art by Fritz Kahn
Awesome! Reminds me a little of The Magic SchoolBus when they take a trip inside Ralphie’s body to learn about the immune system :)