The Body Sublime

Maybe because I'm a scientific idiot, with my own ideas about how things work, I have always adored early anatomy drawings when doctors and artists were just beginning to see inside the body. They infused their work with dream-imagery because the body is, after all, a dream, no less so today than it was in the 18th century. Clearly they felt a need to continue to view the body as attached to a "personality" so these below images are fantastic examples of that very concept.

By way of the great site "Dream Anatomy"...

16th Century anatomical "pop-up" fugitive sheets, by way of the excellent blog "Morbid Anatomy":

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