Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"The Papier-Mache Anatomist" Louis Auzoux, Curious Expeditions

Two of my favorite things in one blog post! First, anatomical models, in this case those of Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux. Second, New York City-Based purveyor of hair-art, anatomical prints, and yes, even a life-sized Auzoux anatomical model: Obscura Antiques and Oddities. Check out yesterdays Curious Expiditions post "The Papier-Mache Anatomist" for a great introduction into Auzoux's work and career, as well as a inventory of some of Obscura Antique's many charms.

Above images: Assorted models of Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux, most from the wonderful Phisick Antique Medical Collection website.


Prairie Gothic said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog and can't wait to see what the next post will be.

Mike Rhode said...

I love a good Azoux model.

RoseRed775 said...

Brilliant. So much detail for such a delicate medium.

I've recently discovered this blog and have been delighted every day since!!!

Benjamin Carpenter said...

These are beautiful. When I look at things like this I don’t seem to reach a limit when it comes to what I absorb from them. I have an old medical skeleton that I inherited from a distant relative years ago. It still provides me with endless information.
Thanks for the good posts.