CONFRONTING MORTALITY WITH ART AND SCIENCE

Reeks : VUBPRESS
Uitverkocht
€ 24,95
ISBN: 9789054874430
277 pagina's
Verschijningsdatum: 08-10-2007

CONFRONTING MORTALITY WITH ART AND SCIENCE


Pascale Pollier-Green, Ann Van de Velde, Chantal Pollier

While the skilled hands of the surgeon-anatomist dismantle layer by layer the human corps to the bone, the skilled drawing and modelling hands of the medical artist recreate the bodily nature. Thus, this dead person becomes a dynamic and dramatic living figure, and through the scientific curiosity of the anatomist crosses for a very tender moment the border between death and life. Science and art live on, all else is mortal.
Francis Van Glabbeek, Hedwige Daenens, 2007

Artists, and medical artists in particular, have always incorporated in their work the various symbols of death. Nevertheless they consider their work to be a celebration of life and a preservation of something beautiful. The work presented in this book is an ongoing research and investigation by scientists and artists into the fascinating subject of mortality. Plants, bugs, birds, animals and people, all are equal in mortality. Medical and scientific artists have the desire to piece the world together and to make sense of our fractured reality.They use the power of representational drawing. To draw is to see. Sometimes the question is answered when the work is finished, at other times the finished work is only another point of departure.

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