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Jenny Saville: Flesh

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Many animals have been frozen in motion, allowing people to see just how their bodies work. Exhibition curator, Dr Angelina Whalley, from the Institute for Plastination, says she hopes that people will leave the exhibition with a new "respect for nature and for science".

Animal anatomy in the flesh

Many animals have been frozen in motion, allowing people to see just how their bodies work. Exhibition curator, Dr Angelina Whalley, from the Institute for Plastination, says she hopes that people will leave the exhibition with a new "respect for nature and for science".

In this vivid painting by Christopher Fisher, you can see a surgeon using a falciform amputation knife. The curved blade was common in the early decades of the 19th century when surgeons preferred to cut through the skin and muscle before amputating the bone. To do this, the surgeon would take the falciform knife, hook it around the injured or infected limb, and cut in a circle to separate the flesh and muscle from the bone. Afterwards, he would use a saw to cut off the remaining appendage.

In this vivid painting by Christopher Fisher, you can see a surgeon using a falciform amputation knife. The curved blade was common in the early decades of the 19th century when surgeons preferred to cut through the skin and muscle before amputating the bone. To do this, the surgeon would take the falciform knife, hook it around the injured or infected limb, and cut in a circle to separate the flesh and muscle from the bone. Afterwards, he would use a saw to cut off the remaining appendage.

In the Flesh. BBC seriously has some of the best stuff on TV

In the Flesh. BBC seriously has some of the best stuff on TV

SUBJECT MATTER: Wrinkled skin- a symbol of human growth and development of life. The skin cells and general texture of the flesh evolves as time goes by.

SUBJECT MATTER: Wrinkled skin- a symbol of human growth and development of life. The skin cells and general texture of the flesh evolves as time goes by.

The Devil's Advocate, Devil in the Flesh - YouTube

The Devil's Advocate, Devil in the Flesh - YouTube

Jenny Saville. On one portrait I could use this technique to show the layers of family/identity in the layers of the materials over the time and technique.

Jenny Saville. On one portrait I could use this technique to show the layers of family/identity in the layers of the materials over the time and technique.

I don't know who made this but I love it, the light (sun) and how light (almost fragile), it appears. S

I don't know who made this but I love it, the light (sun) and how light (almost fragile), it appears. S

"Le Squelette" is a 1545 statue of a three-years-dead corpse--standing erect, of course--in the Saint-Étienne church in Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France.

"Le Squelette" is a 1545 statue of a three-years-dead corpse--standing erect, of course--in the Saint-Étienne church in Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France.

The dark and macabre fantasy paintings of digital artist Antonio José Manzanedo, a concept designer and illustrator based in Spain.

The dark and macabre fantasy paintings of digital artist Antonio José Manzanedo, a concept designer and illustrator based in Spain.

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