The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham

Ingham, Karen (2008) The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham. In: Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre. Amsterdam University Press.. ISBN 9789053565162

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The study of anatomical structures that can be seen by unassisted vision, has long been a subject of fascination for artists. For most modern viewers, however, the anatomy lesson hardly seems the proper breeding ground for the hybrid workings of art and theory. We forget that, in its early stages, anatomy pursued the highly theatrical spirit of Renaissance science, as painters such as Rembrandt and Da Vinci shared audiences devoted to the workings of the human body. Anatomy Live, a remarkable consideration of new developments on the stage, as well as in contemporary writings of theorists such as Donna Haraway and Brian Massumi, turns our modern notions of the dissecting table on its head-using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Citation: Ingham, K. 'The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Moxham' in Maaike B., ed. Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art, Anatomy, Performance
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Art & Media
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 15:38
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 16:07

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