Art Diary

Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy

18 February 2022

From the prints of Vesalius to modern-day stereoscopic imaging, visual representations of anatomy have always toed a fine line between art and science. Images of the body on show in this exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles (22 February–10 July) span the 16th century and the present and range from life-size illustrations to anatomical flap books. Find out more from the Getty Center’s website.

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Woodcut by Jan Steven van Calcar in Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (1543). Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Lamenting or Praying Skeleton (c. 1685–90), Domenico Bonaveri.

(2018), Tavares Strachan.

Robert (2018), Tavares Strachan. Photo: Andrea D’altoè Neonlauro; courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery