Skeleton with Rhino Albinus Collage

Skeleton with Rhino Albinus Collage

Skeleton with Rhino Albinus Collage

Collage featuring plate from Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani by Albinus and engraver Wandelaar 1747, 8″x10″ board framed

“Albinus included the rhinocerous because “we thought the rarity of the beast would render these figures of it more agreeable than any other ornament.” She is not meant to convey any specific message beyond the wonder of nature and its divine creation, but that is the message of the science of anatomy up to Albinus. In a rather sad way, this is the last expression of a vision of creation as shared as a whole by the arts, sciences, and faith, which would all soon go their separate ways” p 54 “Human Anatomy” by Benjamin A. Rifkin and Michael J. Ackerman

Original available for purchase through etsy $75 CAD