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Monday, 19 March 2012

Anna Morandi, an extraoridinay 18th Century Woman.

Anna Morandi was an 18th century Anatomist, and she created the human anatomy in wax sculptures to help the medical proffession understand the human body. The story is here:  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-lady-anatomist-18th-century-wax-sculptures-by-anna-manzolini/254515/

A self portrait of Anna Morandi with what looks like a human brain.




4 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

A bit gruesome, but interesting.

Le Loup said...

I agree Gorges. Beats body snatching though.
Keith.

Michelle said...

The wax figures look so real. Very interesting. I feel a little weak and wobbly now after seeing the gutsy photo. Michelle

Le Loup said...

I agree Michelle, they are very well done. Now have a cup of tea & think of something else.
Thanks for your comment.
Keith.