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Keimyung Medical Journal 2018;37(2):76-81.
Published online February 11, 2019.
Anatomy in Michelangelo Art.
Won Jin Park, Soo Jung Jung, Yu Ran Heo, Jae Ho Lee
Department of Anatomy, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. anato82@dsmc.or.kr
Abstract
Michelangelo was a Renaissance artist showing many works. As the secrets of Michelangelo's art have been revealed recently, various studies have been carried out, revealing the secret code of human anatomy in his work. This was an important clue that Michelangelo dissected a huge number of human beings and was a anatomist with considerable expertise. Brazilian doctors Jalousie Bahaetto and Marcelo G Gli Oliveira, from the Vatican Sistina ceiling murals to the sculpture Pieta, examined the works of the Renaissance genius artist Michelangelo in detail and found anatomical elements in many works. Although some interpretations are controversial, it would be a good experience for medical doctor to appreciate masterpieces of Michelangelo in comparison to their human anatomy.
Key Words: Anatomy, Michelangelo, Vatican sistina ceiling murals
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