study n. 9

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Size: 4.7 H x 11.8 W in

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Drawing: oil and Pencil on Paper.

Size: 4.7 H x 11.8 W in

From the series “Anatomy’s studies”, oil and pencil on paper, 30 x 12 cm.

In some old manuals of anatomy I find very accurate and detailed illustrations that represent the different parts of the human body. The internal organs, the tissues, the degenerations provoked by disease are represented with extreme precision and detail. The color contrast is very strong to highlight all the details. Generally there is a prevalence of yellow and red. The images are fixed in crystalline stillness that deprives them of any sense of fear or disgust for what we are observing. On the contrary, the wealth of detail and fullness of the representation, if for one moment we can forget the subject they portray, can allow us to imagine a sort of sensuality.

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Keywords: putrefaction, body, tissues, decay, anatomical, anatomy, detail, disease, apparatus, expressionism, inside, organs

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