Sunday, 8 February 2009

Body Worlds

One of the exhibits in Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time (2008)If you're looking for somewhere to take the cherubs during the school half-term holiday and you're prepared to lash out, you could give them nightmares by taking them to see Dr Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time at London's O2 Arena. The exhibition consists of 200 flayed and partly dissected corpses preserved by a process called Plastination, invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens in 1977. His wife, Dr Angelina Whalley, created displays for this new version of a world-touring exhibition. Its opening passed me by last October, but recently an advert caught my eye and its scientific image struck me as being far more artistic than anything Moneybags Hirst has ever done. Click the title link for more images and information.


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