Tag Archives: Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica

Redefining the medical artist

Meena Malhotra Chicago, Illinois, USA   Medical illustration is a long-standing tradition that dates back to the sixteenth-century anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius. In his preface to his book, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), Vesalius commented on the value of images and dissection in learning anatomy: How much pictures […]

Bidloo and Ruysch: anatomy and art in the 17th century Netherlands

Elisabeth Brander St. Louis, Missouri, United States   Fig 1.Still Life with Lobster and Fruit, c. 1650. Abraham van Beyeren The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of the many distinguished anatomists who worked in the Netherlands during the European Enlightenment, Frederick Ruysch and Govard Bidloo were the two most remarkable. They were contemporaries and aware of […]