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Friday, July 21, 2017



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029



Attempts to illustrate the human body in the sixteenth century featured skeletons and partially dissected figures called "muscle men" and "flayed men." Many of these depictions, innovative in their presentation of anatomy, were concerned with accuracy and the nature of death. This session examines changing attitudes toward the body and how the development of new technologies, including printing techniques, photography, and x-ray, changed the way artists rendered the body over time.

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Atlas Obscura