Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Govard Bidloo (1649-1713)

Continuing our look at anatomical illustration in Special Collections this week, we are treated to realistic representations of the human form in Anatomia hvmani corporis (Amstelodami : Viduæ Joannis à Someren, 1685). Illustrated by the Dutch painter Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711), the tome’s trademarks of still-life painting represented the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers.
Plate 92

The Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections spotlight exhibition can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building. Please contact staff at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

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