The anatomy lesson: life and anatomical drawing

‘Anatomy lesson’ image
‘Anatomy lesson’.  Sally Smart, 1995, cotton, synthetic polymer paint, watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal, wooden dowel on paper and linen. The Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, acquired 1995. On loan to the Ian Potter Museum of Art..  All rights reserved.  The anatomy lesson: life and anatomical drawing.  Australia  2012.

Based on university collections and ranging from Old Master prints and rare books to modern and contemporary art, this exhibition explores representations of the human body from medical perspectives. With strong links to academic programs, it will explore the different orders of attention given to the body from the aesthetic through to the diagnostic.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 01 September 2012 to Sunday 31 March 2013

Presented in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Melbourne Medical School. Curated by Jenny Long.