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Anatomical Studies From the New York Academy of Art

Anatomical Studies From the New York Academy of Art

Friday, March 10, 2006 - Friday, April 28, 2006

The New York Academy of Sciences


Leonard Da Vinci — who was both an artist and a scientist — once said that he "wanted to know the body beneath the clothes, the muscles beneath the skin, and the bone beneath the sinew." Scientists and artists still do. For artists especially, the ability to accurately depict the human anatomy is as important today as it was in the past. This exhibition at the New York Academy of Sciences gallery will feature anatomical studies by faculty, students, and alumni of the New York Academy of Art, a graduate school of figurative art in which a focus on anatomy underpins all aspects of the program. Works will include drawings and sculpture, including several examples of a three-dimensional representation of a flayed figure in which the skeleton is modeled first and then the muscles are added on top.