Monday, April 20, 2009

Pathological Waxworks, "Palacio de la Escuela de Medicina", Mexico City

Morbid Anatomy reader Jason Plumb just alerted me to an amazing photoset (from which the above images are drawn) of pathological waxes on display at the Palacio de la Escuela de Medicina in Mexico City. The photos were taken by Daniel Menche, who apparently was commissioned to give a performance (!!!) in the museum!

You can read more about Menchel's experience on his blog by clicking here; you can see the whole photoset (which I highly recommend you do! This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg!) by clicking here. You can visit the museum website by clicking here.

Thanks, Jason, for sending this along!


sjdmd said...

Spectacular stuff and to think you're right here in Brooklyn. /Steve

Anonymous said...

Ouch! I wasn't prepared for the final image there.

The death mask waxes have amazing colour, a really rosy erythema effect.

The open-mouthed wax looks like a sex toy.

Anonymous said...

Just a little nitpick - The fellas name to whom you link is Daniel Menche, not Menchel. No L.

JE said...

Thanks, Anonymous! I fixed it.