Sunday, April 24, 2016

Week 4

The most fascinating and intricate working "machine" is the human body and we are constructed of the most interesting cross-section of art and technology working on earth today. The newest technology being produced today is all coming from the medical technological advances and it is the forefront of the technology race, making strides everyday with new observations and creations. 
The illustrations of the human body first came from a art work done by Andreas Vesalius in his De Humani Corporis Fabrica of 1543, He produced a accurate depiction of the human organs and body structure like no one else had been able to create ever. Later, Henry Gray created and anatomy book that would go down as one of the most influential pieces of the depiction of the human body and it is still used today. The illustrations and very detailed descriptions would stir a appeal toward the beauty and art form that the human body can create. Even though it was used as a medical piece, art workers who work with the human body still use this piece of art to relate to. 

The exhibition called "BODIES" displayed its self on the human bodily system and preserved a unique and popular art form. This exhibition was amazing to see body art works in San Francisco over this past year. The beauty that the human body is not accounted for made me realize how intricate we are, beautiful pieces of art. 

The 21st century has taken the X-ray device for granite and are used in a wide spectrum from hospitals to check for our bodily health, and airports to protect those flying. The evolution of the X-ray has allowed for doctors and artist alike to get a better feel for what the anatomy of a human body look like and the multifarous variations it brings. 

Work Cited

 Gray, Henry Gray's Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical, 1896 13th edition. 

Savitz, Masha. "Deconstructing the Human Bodies Exhibit and Falun Gong Genocide."  2016. 

"History of the X-Ray and Radiology." History. NDT Resource Center, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

"CAT Scan vs. MRI." Diffen, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

"Vesalius - Pages 3 and 4." Virtual Books: Images Only. British Library, 1543. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

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