Last month at the S3 Gallery in Chicago, an exhibit titled Dissecting Art, Intersecting Anatomy profiled the work of Pauline Lariviere, a mid-century scientific artist who brought a new approach to medical illustration. Unlike most of her contemporaries, Lariviere moved away from trying to perfectly recreate human anatomy, but rather focused on accentuating important features and using vibrant colors to improve understanding.
The exhibit featured many of Lariviere’s works, as well as those of artists that were influenced by her philosophy and style.
Here’s a video describing the exhibit with commentary about the artist and how she influenced the fields of anatomy and medical illustration:
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