One photographer captures a forgotten brain collection at the University of Texas

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 11 December 2014

It was while on assignment photographing for Scientific American at the University of Texas that Adam Voorhes discovered a forgotten collection of 100 brains, all preserved in jars of formaldehyde. After his discovery, Voorhes soon became obsessed with documenting them ‘to reveal their oddities, textures, and otherworldly essence’. Over three days, Voorhess and two others […]

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Doctored art: Incredible anatomy drawings by physicians

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 October 2013

‘There should be more physician-artists in the world,’ remarked Popular Science, and boy, we agree. Must say, that’s some gorgeous stuff by Guilhelmus Fabricius Hildanus with his woodcut of a man with a grotesquely bulbous eye tumor.

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Eerie lifelike wax models of the human anatomy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Tuesday 23 July 2013

The Josephinum wax museum has quite an impressive collection of eerily realistic wax anatomical models. Apparently the collection dates back to 1785, when Emperor Josef II ordered the models to be made for his army surgeons to get their medical knowledge together. The museum is part of the Medical University of Vienna. It looks spooky.

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Anatomical photomontages

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 12 July 2013

In Dutch photographer Koen Hauser’s series of anatomical photomontages, human subjects stare into space while sporting gaping peekaboo bits of what’s going on underneath their skin. Looks really gorgeous.

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Illustration series explores Disney characters in the flesh, literally!

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Thursday 18 April 2013

DeviantArt’s Alessandro Conti has unveiled Inhuman Disney Anatomy, a very imaginative illustration series exploring our favourite Disney characters and their insides. I bet you’re all wondering why Goofy is the only one with a wiener, huh?

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Twisted anatomical drawings by Alex Konahin

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 28 September 2012

It’s never about the weapon, it’s always about the person wielding the weapon. No stronger case in point than Alex Konahin, then. Based in Latvia, the fine arts illustrator wields a dip pen and draws with common India ink. His creations, however, are a lot more complicated. Konahin’s ongoing anatomy-based series features elaborate illustrations of the heart, the lungs, the brain and the guts, where mechanical armour and nature’s fauna twist and grip around each other tightly like knots. Astounding stuff.

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Entrails made from marzipan

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Friday 4 February 2011

Food art that’s more squeamish than delicious. Helga Petrau-Heinzel makes realistic human entrails out of marzipan. Will this inspire a new wave of cannibalism?

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