Eleventh Plate of the Muscles
Eleventh Plate of the Muscles
Eleventh Plate of the Muscles
Eleventh Plate of the Muscles
Eleventh Plate of the Muscles
Eleventh Plate of the Muscles
Eleventh Plate of the Muscles

Eleventh Plate of the Muscles

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Andreas Vesalius, otherwise known as the Father of Anatomy, was a Flemish physician who lived in the 1500s. He had the huevos to break cultural and religious norms against human desecration by being one of the first to slice into a dead human body and describe what he saw. 

We can be thankful he taught physicians that our insides did not, in fact, look like rats or dogs, but also that he chose to set his anatomy pictures in pastoral scenes like this one. Because if I have to look at a picture of a dissected body, I much prefer if it's standing at the top of a rolling hill.

This particular illustration is Plate 34: The Eleventh Plate of the Muscles, and can be found in Vesalius's tome, "De Humani Corporis Fabrica," published in 1543. 

 

Single-strand, hand embroidery on cream cotton in a 14 x 22 inch vintage gold frame. 


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