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recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie
1779. Etching. National Library of Medicine
A preoccupation with musculature was characteristic of much of art
anatomy: here the striations of the muscles are emphasized to show
their twisting, rope-like quality. The elevation of form over content,
lends the illustration a feeling of high abstraction.
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