Michael Reedy - this piece focuses on exposing the human body and perhaps enabiling the viewer to see the complexity and beauty of it. The beige silhouette shows us that the subject is a woman and the colours used suggest calmness and tranquility. However the actual foreground of the piece can seem a bit morbid as all internal organs, veins and bones are being exposed. There is order in each of our bodies - in the sense that everything is build in a specific area for a reason.
Persian anatomical illustration of the human body showing arteries and viscera, c.18th century. From a manuscript attributed to Shikastah-Nastaliq, this anatomical drawing is thought to be a copy of an illustration from the Tashrih bi al-Taswir, or ‘Illustrated Anatomy’ by Mansur (d. after 1422). The heart is shown with exaggerated auricles - small muscular pouches which protrude from the atria - which Mansur describes as "an appendage that resembles an ear"
Myrtle Corbin "Myrtle was able to control the limbs of her sister but was unable to use them for walking and she herself had a difficult time getting around as she was born with a clubbed foot. Technically, the ‘Four-Legged Woman’ only had one good, usable leg. Myrtle was a popular attraction with P.T. Barnum, and later with Ringling Bros. and Coney Island. Her popularity was likely linked to her showmanship – she would often dress the extra limbs with socks and shoes ma...
Chinese archaeologists have carefully stripped the 2,200-year-old clothing from four mummies in order to prevent the delicate outfits from decaying with the dried corpses. Xinjiang mummy [Credit: Xinhuanet] Three skulls and four mandible bones of different sizes have been uncovered so far, leading archaeologists to believe they belonged to one man, two women, and a little boy.