Monday, 1 August 2011

Movie, Music, and Muse Monday: Anatomy



As an artist Anatomy becomes a very important part of our technical skills when we study the human form especially in life drawing classes with live models. The human figure is a very important tool as we all have one and its always being studied and used for artistic, medical, media and in our every day life.
Because this is such a broad subject to discuss in a blog entry I've narrowed it down to a book that every artist and medical expert should have.

 After searching for quite some time for a old and useful medical book i happened to find this in a charity shop and was smitten. Its very very heavy reading but endlessly fascinating and inspiring its one of the most beautiful books I've ever owned for reference.

Wiki tells us:
Gray's Anatomy is an English-language human anatomy textbook originally written by Henry Gray. The book is widely regarded as an extremely influential work on the subject, and has continued to be revised and republished from its initial publication in 1858 to the present day. The first edition of the book was called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, but its name is commonly shortened to, and later editions are titled, Gray's Anatomy.

 Heres some facts and scans of the book


*Henry Gray (1827 - 13 June 1861) was an English anatomist and surgeon most notable for publishing the book Gray's Anatomy. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) at the age of 25.

 *Gray's Anatomy is an English-language human anatomy textbook originally written by Henry Gray. The book is widely regarded as an extremely influential work on the subject, and has continued to be revised and republished from its initial publication in 1858 to the present day. The first edition of the book was called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, but its name is commonly shortened to, and later editions are titled, Gray's Anatomy.

*The history of anatomy has been characterized, over time, by a continually developing understanding of the functions of organs and structures in the body. Methods have also improved dramatically, advancing from examination of animals through dissection of cadavers (dead human bodies) to technologically complex techniques developed in the 20th century including X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI imaging.

*Anatomy should not be confused with anatomical pathology (also called morbid anatomy or histopathology), which is the study of the gross and microscopic appearances of diseased organs.




Here's Henry Gray what a handsome fellow he was meow!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who's artist or interested in our Anatomy.

(Also must confess doing this post was difficult for me theirs a lot going on at home that's really getting me down and I'm finding it hard to talk about or do more art. I'll try my best tho.)

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