Posts Tagged ‘anatomy’

Anatomia Humani Corporis

Written by Valentina on . Posted in Books


“As the nights get darker, look no further than our latest item. Take a glance in this fascinating art journal, the ‘Anatomia Humani Corporis’, ultimate Renaissance anatomical sketchbooks – scientific masterpieces with lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.”

by aLexLibris

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Fritz Kahn

Written by Andrea on . Posted in art, illustration


Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) was a Berlin based gynaecologist and popular science writer who visualized the structure and function of the human body in a very unique way.


“The biology of smelling a roast: pictorial representation of the processes that occur in a man’s head between the sensation of
smell and the ‘reflectory’ salivation.”


“The basic forms and functions of the bones and joints in man’s body are very similar to our own architectural and technological constructions.”


“Man is right-handed and right-speaking because he is left-brained. We speak, write and handle objects using our left side of the brain. The nerve fibers cross over in the spinal marrow of the neck. The right half of the brain is—relatively—lacking in centers and, so to speak, largely empty.”

(Text and images © Fritz Kahn)

Howie Tsui

Written by Andrea on . Posted in art

Musketball by Howie Tsui

Canadian artist Howie Tsui redesigned a pinball machine to turn it into a crude simulation of a musket-ball rattling around a soldier’s guts for a War of 1812-themed exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre at Queens University in Kingston.

Musketball by Howie Tsui

Musketball by Howie Tsui

Musketball by Howie Tsui

Musketball by Howie Tsui

(inspired by Mandy)