Saturday, February 23, 2008

Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803)

All images from Nouveau receuil d'ostéologie et de myologie dessiné après nature … pour l'utilité des sciences et des arts … as displayed on the National Library of Medicine's wonderful online exhibit "Historical Anatomies on the Web."

1 comment:

peacay said...

There's some freaky iconography in those books of Gamelin. I'd heard the name but don't recall having looked closely at his work before.

Seems like he's not sure if his overall intent is medical, artistic or humorous.

I particularly like that one with the trumpet: very danse macabre-esque.