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cadaver show

updated fri 19 aug 05


mel jacobson on thu 18 aug 05

i stand corrected.
from mel/
for gail's year book.

David Gallagher on thu 18 aug 05

You have the best thing that comes with time. Tact. But the whole thing brings up an interesting question. You seem to think that most modern artist work is in the "I'm doing this just to to show I can" vein. Do you really think that the majority of the new work is like that? Is the majority of work through history like that?
Im curious, what would be some of your examples of good art?

mel jacobson wrote:
i stand corrected.
from mel/
for gail's year book.

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Marcia Selsor on thu 18 aug 05

After all the comments, I thought about Michelangelo and Leonardo
having to raid fresh graves in order to study exactly what the
cadaver show is exhibiting to us. I am not sure I'd want to go see
it, but I think I can understand a little bit about the mystery of
human anatomy. Can't say I am fully appreciative of this but the
human anatomy is by far the most complex body of all living
creatures. Maybe one could actually view it with the eye of an artist
trying to understanding how our bodies move and muscles function.
Once over the shock of seeing naked bodies (without skin) the
inquiring mind may overpower the grotesqueness and become intrigued
and curious. I don't see a whole lot of difference between earlier
artists digging up bodies to understand human anatomy and this
contemporary graphic representation in the flesh. Maybe it is suppose
to shock. Most people who eat meat think it comes from the grocery
store bin and not the farm. Maybe this is another social wake-up call
for society to think about reality. This show opened in japan about a
year and a half ago. The debate was similar to what we are discussing
on Clayart.
Marcia Selsor