Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Exquisite Body

We visited the Wellcome Collection in Euston on Sunday. We were captivated by "Exquisite Bodies", a wonderful and sometimes grotesque exhibition of anatomical models. This German ivory model of a pregnant woman is only a few inches long and perfect in every detail. The carved lace pillow is particularly wonderful. The artist couldn't resist including this detail, which is scientifically unnecessary yet lends a touching humanity to this depiction of the unfortunate cadaver.

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