"Gunther von Hagens, a German anatomist, uses real cadavers, preserved by plastination, to display the anatomy of human and animal bodies."
I know some people do not consider him to be an artist. But I feel this is unquestionably art, and some of the most thought-provoking kind out there.
Removal and dissection of spinal cord in postmortem examination.
The spinal cord is rarely a point of fine-tuned focus in postmortem examinations, since the primary reason one would die that relates to it is a complete severing. As a severed spinal cord is generally fairly obvious, the nerve bundles don’t require close inspection. However, in full autopsies and criminal investigations, the spinal cord is generally closely inspected, especially if no other cause of death is found.
Postmortem Pathology. Henry L. Cattell, 1906.
"The preserved skin of the vampiric French serial killer Martin Dumollard. He was executed by guillotine in 1862."
a series of gnarled self-portraits I made last year. It probably won’t score me many points with the ladies, but I definitely plan on doing more odd and ridiculous self portraits this year.
p.s. this is where my Tumblr background image came from.
holy f….. was looking for this song, hadn’t seen it set to Eraserhead before tho. h e a v y
I think I heard one of the members died today
“Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints — Face),” made in 1972 by Cuban-American performance artist Ana Mendieta, is one of more than 60 works of art depicting the body or traces of the human figure in the Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition “Body Memory,”
Erwin Blumenfeld. Self Portrait, 1958