‘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.
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.
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.
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?
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.