Special Collections After Hours: Dissecting the Human Body in the Renaissance: Art and Science

Copper-plate engraving of a

Copper-plate engraving of a "muscle man" from Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564). De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1543).

The visual representation of human anatomy in the Renaissance was the fruit of an extraordinary partnership between physicians and artists. You are all invited to explore a great variety of early printed books containing illustrations of the human body that reflect the science of dissection as well as the latest artistic theories in early modern Europe. The display will include richly illustrated treatises by well-known authors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, and Andreas Vesalius.  

Refreshments will be served. 
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm.
Location: Special Collections Research Center. Hatcher Library Room 660D


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