From Osteographa, William Cheselden, 1733
SURREALIST SEMI-SCIENTIFIC ILUSTRATION
Tab. 2 & 18 [COLLAGE]
Picture: Moravian Gallery, Brno
Photo with 705 notes
Las dos Fridas (The Two Fridas) by Frida Kahlo, 1939
"My blood is the miracle that travels in the veins of the air from my heart to yours."
Photoset with 97 notes
Worm / Quick & the Dead from 50% The Visible Woman by Penny Slinger, 1971
Zoe Leonard, Anatomical Model of a Woman’s Head Crying, 1993
Via the pandorian
Hope Kroll, Indigestion, 2007
L’Ange de l’Anatomie by Leonor Fini, 1949
Collage by Jindřich Štyrský for Vítězslav Nezval’s Sexual Nocturne, 1931
Venus by Blanka Wasowicz
Hope Kroll, Physical Diagnosis, 2007
The legs of a woman, raised and open as if ready to admit a lover, formed a curvilinear triumphal arch. The feet were decorated with spike-heeled, black leather pumps. This anatomical section, composed of pinkish wax dimpled at the knee, did not admit the possibility of the existence of a torso. A bristling pubic growth rose to form a kind of coat of arms above the circular proscenium it contained at either side but, although the hairs had been inserted one by one in order to achieve the maximal degree of verisimilitude, the overall effect was one of stunning artifice.
The dark red and purple crenellations surrounding the vagina acted as a frame for a perfectly round hole through which the viewer glimpsed the moist, luxuriant landscape of the interior.
Angela Carter, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
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