The classic Vesalius! There were a few anatomist illustrators between Galen and Vesalius, but they were all very ex situ and out-of-place body parts, not entire bodies, and certainly not in the casual poses that Vesalius had the premier woodblock cutters in Venice produce. The “Danse macabre” pieces produced in the late medieval era throughout continental Europe influenced his illustrative style fairly heavily.
De humani corporis fabrici libri septem. Andreas Vesalius, 1543.

The classic Vesalius! There were a few anatomist illustrators between Galen and Vesalius, but they were all very ex situ and out-of-place body parts, not entire bodies, and certainly not in the casual poses that Vesalius had the premier woodblock cutters in Venice produce. The “Danse macabre” pieces produced in the late medieval era throughout continental Europe influenced his illustrative style fairly heavily.

De humani corporis fabrici libri septem. Andreas Vesalius, 1543.

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