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Art & Anatomy Exhibition 2019

It is always daunting organising any event, you never quite know whether it will be well attended or how people will react. Thanks to efforts of the entire Human Anatomy Unit, I can honestly say the exhibition was a success and warmly received. We had 123 visitors (between 10am – 4pm), up from 80 last […]

I want to donate my body

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, Rembrandt Before we get started, can you spot the error made by Rembrandt in the image above? Back to the task at hand, I decided to write this post after a mini-debate in the anatomy department the day after the memorial service. We were talking about the altruism […]

The Living Anatomical Model

David by Michelangelo, Florence Galleria dell’Accademia. Visitors to Florence, Italy, may find that the list of places to visit is endless. However, if you want to see the link between anatomy and art, the Academy Gallery is the right place for you. At this gallery of art, you can admire the perfection of David, one […]

The Anatomy of Tattoos

The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian word tattau, which means “to mark”; despite loving tattoos myself, I’m aware they are not everyone’s cup of tea. However, over the last several years there has been somewhat of a resurgence in body art, to the point that its now considered fashionable. In the last few years […]

Henry’s curious collection

By the way if you didn’t spot what was wrong with the skeleton, then that doesn’t bode well for passing MJM. Strange skeletons aside, this weekend I decided to visit The Wellcome collection on Euston Road; it has two permanent exhibits, containing an eclectic collection of health related artifacts and paintings. These pieces were collected […]

All Too Human, Bacon, Freud And A Century Of Painting Life

A crucial but often overlooked part of anatomy is the study of morphometry, understanding how parts of an organism vary quantitatively, it gives us information about how form and function varies with age, gender and also can help us know how we’ve changed as a species through our evolution. Appreciation for the shape and proportions […]

Art & Anatomy Exhibition 2018

Today the exhibition almost didn’t happen! Last night I was staring at an Amazon tracking screen telling me that the acrylic frames I’d ordered had not been delivered. So after sending an expletive-filled email to the vendor, I decided to spend the rest of the evening sourcing alternative framing solutions, that could be delivered to […]

Welcome to The Dissection Room

The launch of the Dissection room has opened with the Art and Anatomy competition. The theme (Start-Stop) for the competition was taken from this years Art & Science Festival. Anatomy Students of the Institute of clinical sciences, including biomedical, bio-material, dentists and medics have all contributed to the exhibition and their artworks will be online […]