Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance - Lecture : Kevin Petti, Ph.D.

Dec 17, 2014 905

Italyʼs medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo.

Indeed, the wooden crucifix he carved in gratitude for secret access to corpses from a conventʼs hospital still hangs in the Basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence. This talk will examine the nexus between art and science, and the history of anatomy education in the university.

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