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Art, Anatomy, Grave-robbing and Zombies

Taught By: Andrew Graciano

The course will examine the role of anatomical study in art as a historical phenomenon, including various models for anatomical instruction--live models, sculptural figures, ecorche models, and cadavers. The class will be seminar style, with weekly meetings devoted to the discussion of readings and images. Discussion and readings will focus on the period of 1700 to the contemporary period.

Students will gain a good historical grasp of how anatomical study affected the depiction of the human form in the history of art, and how anatomical instruction was achieved within and without the laws and ethics of the period between 1700 and the present.