I love the work of Gunther Von Hagens, his contribution to science is a real eye-opener (in every meaning of the term) for medical students or the general layman intrigued by anatomy & the complex structures of the body. Inventor of the plastination technique, his documentaries caused something of a controversy, as all of his examples are corpses of actual people who have donated their bodies to science. He also occasionally holds exhibitions of his work for the general public. I have to wonder whether it’s a contribution to science or art, as he displays the inner workings of the body in a visually dynamic way, nor does he stop with humans. Brilliant man, & fascinating work, I recommend looking into his documentaries, & note that if I die in the near future, I would like my body to be donated to this project. You can research more of Von Hagens at his website here.
NOTICE TO ANY FOLLOWERS WHO MAY BE IN LONDON ENGLAND:
Gunther Von Hagens is currently exhibiting his work with regards to animal anatomy in the Natural History Museum (London). ( I myself have visited the exhibition twice already and can tell you it is both artistically and scientifically fascinating.) If you have the chance to go to the exhibition I highly recommend it. Photography is not welcome inside the exhibition but BRING YOUR SKETCH BOOKS!!! BASIC EVENT INFORMATION:
Animal Inside Out 6 April – 16 September 2012 10.00 – 17.50 Waterhouse Gallery
For more information please follow this link [here]
Even if you can’t make the exhibition you can still enjoy his work. Either purchase his reference books [Here] or check the Gunther Von Hagens tag on tumblr.