15/12/21 to 15/12/21
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Online event
Gerard de Lairesse, Anatomical copperplate engraving with etching, Amsterdam, 1690 Credit: Royal Academy of Arts

About the Event

Wonderfully and fearfully made: How artists make anatomical bodies for medicine
Wednesday 15 Dec, 7-8.30pm. Online.

A one hour lecture followed by Q&A, hosted by Performing Medicine’s Carly Annable-Coop. Part of Performing Medicine’s Open Programme.

In this online lecture, medical artist and sculptor Eleanor Crook presents a history of anatomical and pathological art, from drawing to prosthetics from the point of view of the makers.

The history of medical art is one of experiment and discovery, the beautiful and the morbid.

Over generations, inventive illustrators and modelmakers  have attempted to understand what lies on the dissection table. A cadaver, is a confusion of detail, individual variation and mysterious structures, rapidly falling apart under the artist’s eyes.

What materials could describe it? What processes would be sufficient to explain it? What sensibility could convey its humanity?  How could a pencil or a gaze be as sharp as surgical steel?

How to Book

Cost: £10

Book via Performing Medicine’s website

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