The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini

The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini


Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-74), a lady artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and restricted formal schooling to turn into essentially the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment. The girl Anatomist tells the tale of her arresting lifestyles and occasions, in mild of the intertwined histories of technology, gender, and artwork that complex her upward push to status within the eighteenth century.

Examining the main points of Morandi’s notable lifestyles, Rebecca Messbarger strains her highbrow trajectory from provincial artist to across the world well known anatomical wax modeler for the college of Bologna’s recognized clinical university. putting Morandi’s paintings inside of its cultural and historic context, in addition to based on the Italian culture of anatomical reports and layout, Messbarger uncovers the messages contained inside Morandi’s wax inscriptions, half complicated theories of the physique and half poetry. generally beautiful to these with an curiosity within the tangled histories of paintings and the physique, and together with lavish, full-color reproductions of Morandi’s paintings, The girl Anatomist is a cosmopolitan biography of a real visionary.

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