Museum Anatomy

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In their body art series Museum Anatomy, artists Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector paint detailed reproductions of historical artworks on human canvasses. Their artists’ staement sez::

Museum Anatomy is a collection of documentary photographs of works from museums around the world that have been recreated onto the human body. The artwork goes through a significant process until reaching the final outcome, a photograph of Chadwick, sometimes unrecognizable as a human form, with an elaborate, detailed painting covering a portion of his body. The recreated paintings of these historic portraits recapture the subjects in their own moment in history. The resulting photographs reveal a unification of art combining antiquity, history and technology in a contemporary context.

Above: Cleopatra’s Feast by Jacob Jordeans (pix 1-3); Madeleine de France Queen of Scotland by Corneille de Lyon; Leda and the Swan by Correggio and Water by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

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