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 girl artist and scientist, surmounted meager origins and constrained formal schooling to develop into some of the most acclaimed anatomical sculptors of the Enlightenment. The woman Anatomist tells the tale of her arresting lifestyles and instances, in mild of the intertwined histories of technology, gender, and paintings that advanced her upward thrust to status within the eighteenth century.

Examining the main points of Morandi’s awesome existence, Rebecca Messbarger strains her highbrow trajectory from provincial artist to across the world popular anatomical wax modeler for the college of Bologna’s recognized clinical tuition. putting Morandi’s paintings inside its cultural and ancient context, in addition to in response to the Italian culture of anatomical reviews and layout, Messbarger uncovers the messages contained inside of Morandi’s wax inscriptions, half complicated theories of the physique and half poetry. commonly 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 woman Anatomist is a cosmopolitan biography of a real visionary.

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