De Dissectione Partium. Steampunk . 1545This steampunk anatomy image is influenced by the woodcut images from ‘De dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres, written by the early French anatomist and scientist Charles Estienne (1504–1564). Anatomical study greatly increased during the Renaissance period, and would be made famous by the work of the more known Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514-October 1564) in his work on ‘De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), published in 1543. Estienne unfortunately did not have the same success as his Italian counterpart, in 1561 he became bankrupt, and he is said to have died in a debtors' prison three years later. Renaissance anatomical study would eventually lead to the materialist philosophy of the 18th century Enlightenment. The image is handcolored.
De Dissectione Partium. Steampunk Man . 1545
Recreation of titlepage with original illustrations. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"