My sketches, scribblings, quick notes and short writings as I learn more about the history of art and the techiniques of Anatomy.
Wednesday, 3 January 2007
The History of Anatomy - Crime & Punishment
During the Middle Ages Claudius Galen's work in the research of anatomy would be lectured while a barber-surgeon performed a dissection on a body (usually a criminal who had been sentenced to death) and another pointed to points of interest with a stick. Criminal Executions and dissections often took place at carnivals while an audience watched the proceedings (presumably with morbid interest). In time this form of punishment, execution followed by dissection was feared worse than death and was only given out for either treason or murder. For a long time bodies used for dissection came from criminals who were hanged for their crimes.
I'm an Art / computer student somewhere in Scotland. I'm learning Anatomy of my own back because I no-longer get taught it and I'm intressted in it as well as how it could improve my artwork.
Rachael Kavita is a pen name. Rachael because a) I like odd spellings and b) because I like the name Rachel. Kavita means art or work of a poet (I wanted something related to Art). Kachine also means something related to art.