By Domenico Laurenza

In Italy within the 16th century an exceptional and common curiosity in anatomy gave upward thrust to a different collaboration among technological know-how and paintings. Anatomists released illustrated academic treatises, and artists not just helped illustrate these volumes but additionally studied anatomy for his or her personal proposal and figuring out. Their examine was once frequently the impetus for extraordinary drawings and sculptures.
This factor of the Bulletin provides a succinct historical past of artwork and anatomy in Italy in the course of the Renaissance. the writer, Domenico Laurenza, is a technology historian with a powerful curiosity in paintings who spent 2006–7 and 2009 on the Metropolitan Museum as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and is now affiliated with the Museo Galileo's Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence. on the Met, he used to be capable of behavior his learn with excellent assets: the Museum's assortment is unusual in that it comprises not just ratings of drawings via the best artist-anatomists of the Renaissance—most prominently Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael—but additionally anatomical manuscripts and books which are mainly present in libraries instead of museums.
The chance to examine either forms of records at the same time enabled Dr. Laurenza to appreciate the artists' anatomical drawings within the context of the heritage of technological know-how. for instance, whereas he was once learning a widely known anatomical drawing by way of Raphael he came upon that one other, comparable drawing of Raphael's used to be most likely the direct resource for a plate in an anatomical treatise by way of Berengario da Carpi, a milestone within the historical past of anatomy. and during its revealed model in Berengario's treatise, that drawing had a referring to one of many plates in Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica, the masterpiece of Renaissance medical anatomy.
Berengario da Carpi used to be a physician, yet he used to be additionally a collector of artistic endeavors. He had a unique choice for drawings, really Raphael's, and that penchant definitely performed a job in his number of illustrations. equally, the presents of a couple of different medical professionals who have been additionally creditors have considerably enriched our holdings of either books and drawings.
The Metropolitan's remarkable assortment encouraged a 1984 research, Artists & Anatomists by way of A. Hyatt Mayor, Curator of Prints the following from 1946 to 1966. The essay during this Bulletin enhances that prior paintings, because it offers a few of the related drawings and records from a systematic point of view. we're guaranteed to take advantage of Dr. Laurenza's clean method of this fabric. certainly, it sort of feels the very essence of an encyclopedic museum to include this kind of breadth of interpretations.

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T h i s b l a c k Oltos i n his important Late A r c h a i c w o r k s h o p . figure has erroneously been said to recall the w o r k N o w - l o s t traces o f an i n s c r i p t i o n o n the underside of the Scheurleer Painter, w h o decorated later of the cup's foot, once read as a signature o f the b i l i n g u a l eye-cups w i t h elegant elongated potter P a m p h a i o s — a n associate o f N i k o s t h e n e s — figures d u r i n g the mid-teens o f the s i x t h century. T h e his­ m i g h t p r o v i d e evidence for p l a c i n g the ecletic t o r y o f this a t t r i b u t i o n can be reconstructed from Basel b i l i n g u a l i n the o r b i t o f this competitive the Basel CVA entry.

In Cohen 1978, 45-53, no. D 1, and 199-201, pis. 1-5, I attributed each side of this amphora's lip to the hand of a different vase-painter (A, the Lysippides Painter, and B, Psiax); whether or not one accepts the separation of the Lysippides Painter from the Andokides Painter, this amphora with red-figure panels unquestionably attributed to the Andokides Painter provides important early evidence of collaboration between vase-painters in Andokides' workshop. Moore 1997, 83. Simpson 2002, 313-15.

2, at note 16. See Bentz 1998, 138-42, for the Panathenaic amphorae attributed to the Kleophrades Painter and his Workshop; 138, no. 008, pis. 41, 4. 79, see Cohen, chap. 3, note 45. For the Pegasos device of Athena's shield on these Panathenaics, see Cohen, chap. 3. Kunze-Gôtte 1992. 22, 1632; Para 340; BAdd 187; BAPD Vase 201675; Lissarrague 2001, 118, 119, fig. 91, color detail of body. Arias/Hirmer/Shefton 331 and fig. 127, for a detail of side A of the neck. Kurtz 1984, 321; see Coldstream 1977, 121, fig.

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