by Gerry Mak in New Art on Sunday 11 May 2008

Two centuries before Gunther von Hagens started plasticizing cadavers, Clemente Susini was making wax replicas of body parts and structures. Using a stereophotography, Stamford University Medical Media and Information Technologies (SUMMIT), in partnership with University of Bologna and photographer Bernard Makinson, are now painstakingly documenting the 2,000 sculptures Susini made in his lifetime, ensuring not only that future generations have a record of them, but also an approximation of what they looked like in person.
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