Nestled gently between SIGNS & BILLBOARDS and SMALL TOWN AMERICA in our Picture Collection, SKELETONS boast about 100 items and is a good place to stop by for skeletal anatomy references, to contemplate your own mortality, or to find inspiration for the Scandinavian Black Metal album cover you’ve been hired to create.
See: True Norwegian black metal : we turn in the night consumed by fire in our book stacks.
A small sampling of our calcium-loving, rigid organs:
You can find a nice high resolution version of it on ARTstor.
|Medium||Oil on oak|
|Dimensions||Length: 209.5 cm (82.5 in). Height: 207 cm (81.5 in).|
Posted on October 16, 2011, in Anatomy, Picture Collection and tagged candace dicarlo, cloquet skull, cro-magnon, death, gracilization, Hans Holbein, neanderthal, Skeleton III, the bones of the trunk, three skulls, Vesalius. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Your photo of the skull being penetrated with a red bar is actually the famous case of Phineas Gage!
Thank you—I had thought it may be a “I can’t believe I’m alive.” I just read about it. Apparently the event didn’t even leave him unconscious, and further, he was lucid. This description from the attending physician is nice and gross:
I first noticed the wound upon the head before I alighted from my carriage, the pulsations of the brain being very distinct. Mr. Gage, during the time I was examining this wound, was relating the manner in which he was injured to the bystanders. I did not believe Mr. Gage’s statement at that time, but thought he was deceived. Mr. Gage persisted in saying that the bar went through his head …. Mr. G. got up and vomited; the effort of vomiting pressed out about half a teacupful of the brain, which fell upon the floor.”
Number one is from Nat Geo I recall. Number four is 3-D modelling of the unlucky/lucky Phineas Gage.
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