Live Ivy Cut by hand with scalpel. By Elisabetta DiMaggio at the Laura Bulian Gallery, Art Dubai, 2012
Dubai, UAE: When I first saw this work by Elisabetta DiMaggio at Art Dubai 2012, from a distance, it felt like a similar similar to Acid-Corrosion cast by Gunther von Hagens (which I’ve already covered), only browner.
Showcased at the Laura Bulian Gallery, Elisabetta’s work deserves to be featured at the MedicalHealthWriter.com. The gallerist explained to me that the live ivy was actually cut by hand with the scalpel. Imagine the time consuming process to peel away the flesh from the leaves. Unfortunately, upon more web research, I have not been able to find anymore information on this talented lady’s work (the link doesn’t work at the Laura Bulian Gallery website).
The live ivy, close up.
The other piece of work is a series of 3 glass jars lined by rose prickles. If I do find more information on this artist, I will update this blog post.
Blown glass and rose prickles. by Elisabetta DiMaggio.
Close up of the Prickles
'Anatomic' Polished Bronze sculpture 2011 by Farhad Moshiri
Dubai: I was excited to note that there were quite a few sculptures and installations with an anatomic or a life science theme at ArtDubai 2012. This work is by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri.
Farhad’s work can be seen at the Galeri Janssen Rodolphe who are participating in this years Art Dubai.
The dismantled lung from the sculpture by Farhad Moshiri
Whilst the MedicalHealthWriter.com website looks more at Scientists from various backgrounds that express their science expertise through art and arts, there are sometimes exceptions, such as this artist who studies were purely in the art field. (He studied art and film making at the California Institution of Arts). What I like about this sculpture is that the organs seem to be in the right size, shape and texture as would be expected in a human body.
The inner organs can be dismantled as shown in the pictures below. The gallery showed me some more photos in a brochure of more of his anatomical work; sadly I’ve not been able to trace them on my web research spree.
It has been reported by the Canvas magazine that Anatomic was sold for USD 60,000 to Dubai-based collectors.
The polished stomach remains dismantled from the rest of the sculpture by Farhad Moshiri
The other work by Farhad on display at Art Dubai is the ‘Anatomy of a Woman’ 2012 which is an embroidery on canvas.
Anatomy of a Woman, Embroidery on canvas by Farhad Moshiri
Here are the meanings of the terms used in ‘Anatomy of a Woman’:
- Dorsum Nasi means the dorsum of the nose which is basically the external slope of the nose
- Apex Nasi means Apex of the nose which is the pointed end of the external nose
- Proc Styloideus is the Styloid Process. It refers to the part of the bone of the lower arm (the ulna) that attaches to the wrist.
- Linea Vitalis refers to the base of the thumb area on the palm which bulges out when you try to fold your thumb
- Rectus Abdominis is the most prominent abdominal muscle
Acid-corrosion cast of the arteries of the adult human hand, by anatomist Gunther von Hagens
March 2012: Thanks to Pinterest, I come across interesting photos, illustrations and paintings related to science in art. I came across the above photo which I first thought was a painting, but after a bit more research, found out that it was through the patented process of plastination that anatomist Gunther von Hagens created this cast. Continue reading