A Walk in the Park
by John Goto


To illustrate his work the pioneering anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), with the aid of artist Jan Stefan van Kalkar, depicted dissected cadavers posed within pastoral landscape settings.

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To the modern eye this curious combination of verdant terrain and flayed figure conforms to neither the conventions of Art nor Science. The linkage does point, however, towards a contemporary understanding of the human body and its analogous relationship to ecological systems.


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