Thursday, August 10, 2017
THE STRANGE ART OF FREDERICK RUYSCH
It started with a tweet from Public Domain Review that really snagged my eyeballs.
I retweeted, got curious, and did some Googling—I mean investigating.
Turns out it's not an obscure proto-surrealist, but Frederick Ruysch, a 17th century Dutch anatomist who pioneered the preservation of bodies and parts by injecting them with liquid wax.
He made actual dioramas, and others drew them.
Ain't the social media wonderful?
at 12:00 AM