Visual Arts Speaker Series presents artist Lyle Massey, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Chapman University, Moulton Hall 212, 7 p.m.
Art, Anatomy and the Human body ..
From the Renaissance to the Early Modern Period, anatomical and artistic explorations of the human body were intertwined. Artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci performed their own dissections, seeking greater knowledge of bodily movement by observing the musculature of cadavers. Anatomists such as Andreas Vesalius relied on Renaissance artists' knowledge of the body to make their engraved and illustrated atlases of human anatomy appear more lifelike and accurate. Touching on these and other examples, this lecture will explore the history of anatomical art.
For more information, please contact the Art Department at 714.997.6729.