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Anatomy

The study of the structure of bodies. Depicting the human form is one of the oldest and most resonant forms of art, and understanding the skeleton, muscles and movement of bodies is central to it. Medical texts often included anatomical illustrations that are themselves profoundly artful.

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Notes on reproduction, Leonardo da Vinci

Notes on reproduction Leonardo da Vinci, 1511

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, Rembrandt van Rijn

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp Rembrandt van Rijn, 1632

The bones of the foot, and the shoulder, Leonardo da Vinci

The bones of the foot, and the shoulder Leonardo da Vinci, 1510 – 1511

The foetus in the womb, Leonardo da Vinci

The foetus in the womb Leonardo da Vinci, 1511

The muscles of the shoulder, Leonardo da Vinci

The muscles of the shoulder Leonardo da Vinci, 1510 – 1511

The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck, Leonardo da Vinci

The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck Leonardo da Vinci, 1510 – 1511

The veins and muscles of the arm, Leonardo da Vinci

The veins and muscles of the arm Leonardo da Vinci, 1510 – 1511

The Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci

The Vitruvian Man Leonardo da Vinci, 1490

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