The Theater of Anatomy: The Anatomical Preparations of Honore Fragonard

  title={The Theater of Anatomy: The Anatomical Preparations of Honore Fragonard},
  author={J. Simon},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Studies},
  pages={63 - 79}
  • J. Simon
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
rise to the same sense of vulnerability, shame, and powerlessness that the eighteenth century associated with anatomization."1 In this essay, I want to address the more specific question of the situation of the human corpse at the interface between medical science and the public both in the eighteenth century and today. In particular, I will be looking at the permanent anatomical preparations that Honore Fragonard (1732-1799) produced from human cadavers. These preparations are extraordinary… Expand

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