Under the skin: illustrating the human body exhibition24th October 2019 - 3rd April 2020
Location: Royal College of Physicians, London
Some of my work can be seen at this new show at the Royal College of Physicians:
We are fascinated by the contents of our complex and fragile bodies. Identifying and understanding what lies under our skin has been central to medical research and training for hundreds of years.
Physicians, surgeons, artists and printers have developed tools and techniques to illustrate human anatomy, and to communicate what is hidden inside the human form. From simple woodcuts to high-tech MRI scans, their greatest challenge has been to represent the layers of the three-dimensional body on the two-dimensional screen or page.
Their efforts are masterpieces of art and science. The drawings, books and objects from the RCP library, archive and museum collections displayed in this exhibition capture beautiful and unsettling interpretations of the shapes, structures and textures of organs and tissues.
Visit the exhibition to explore the artistry and innovation of anatomical illustration from the medieval world to the present day.
Part of Thinking 3D, an interdisciplinary exploration of the concept and communication of three-dimensionality and its impact on the arts and sciences.