Skeleton fabric wall hanging, artwork by Andreas Vesalius. Beautiful print of 1543 anatomical drawing of a human skeleton. Would make a wonderful, unusual gift for a medic, scientist or anybody with a curious mind.
About the skeleton fabric wall hanging
The skeleton fabric wall hanging is printed on 100% organic cotton (half panama weave). Unbleached and without optic whiteners, natural colour with flecks throughout. Supplied ready to hang with hardwood poles and waxed cotton cord. Print size is approximately 50cm x 86cm (34″ x 19.5″); hanging poles are 55cm wide (22″). There may be small variations as each wall-hanging is individually made.
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More about the image
The beautiful, thought provoking image on the skeleton fabric wall hanging is taken from Andreas Vesalius’ 1543 book, De humani corporis fabrica. It is difficult to convey just how revolutionary this book was, but Vesalius is widely considered to be the founder of modern human anatomy.
The book was intended as a text book for medical students, which explains the Greek letters that annotate the drawing. Many of the drawings in the book display the dissected bodies in realistic lifelike poses. In this image, the skeleton rests on a gravedigger’s shovel. Vesalius revolutionised the study of human anatomy and surgery by demonstrating the need for observations taken directly from human dissection. Until this time, medics’ understanding of anatomy was often based on monkeys or even pigs.