March 15, 2010

still, life


Bodies as landscapes, insides turned outside.

Etching with Engraving
1744, artist Frederik Ruysch
from Dream Anatomy

7 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

I like that.

downtown guy said...

When I pulled it up large, I couldn't stop looking at it.

Laura Lee said...

there is something more to this than at first meets the eye... the weeping 'live' ones, the sarcophagus with bones outside, a parchment held in a bony hand as if saying 'read me-' hmmm... very interesting!!

leilalatex said...

Yessss <3

downtown guy said...

If you like this one, make sure you check out the "from" link.

leilalatex said...

Oh my god it's a treasure trove of antique medical illustration!

downtown guy said...

I thought you'd dig that.