Friday, 18 March 2016

Dead sexy

Enrique Simonet: The Autopsy or Anatomy of the Heart (1890)
Well, this seemed an appropriate picture to follow on from Wednesday's confession. Click on the pic for full details.

Of course, there a long history of artistic depiction of dissection (think Rembrandt's famous Anatomy Lesson), but it would be a Victorian painter who'd try to eroticise the subject ... in the most respectable and melancholic way, ahem.

Not that I'm suggesting there were any strange toys in Simonet's attic...

The Decapitation of St Paul

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