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The art of Gunther von Hagen

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ping-ping-clicka, Jan 18, 2021.

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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    zzzzBody-Worlds-1-1024x768.jpg Art of the grotesque marches right along with technology, science, and philosophy, music theory, and the study of the universe. I found this dude by accident. he uses all kinds of mammals for subjects. A full size horse jumping in the air and many more. He seem to draw from the school of medical text book art and a school of modern surrealistic art, Photo realism meets the horror show school.
    I am stunned by the precision of his work and the balance his compositions maintain.
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    A specialist in anatomy, incredible.:D
     
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    Hi.

    I've seen one of his exhibitions. The exhibition was both interesting and disturbing. Watched a documentary on him too, which featured his version of the Crucifixion.

    I've read several times in the past of the possibility he / his company used the bodies of executed prisoners from China. Not sure what the eventual outcome of those suspicions were. It seems to be an ongoing issue though.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/body-show-battles-rival-exhibitors-square-off-court/story?id=12348566

    https://www.dw.com/en/interview-we-dont-use-bodies-of-executed-chinese/a-16175462

    https://www.newsweek.com/corpses-ex...real-bodies-exhibition-campaigners-say-900208

    https://www.channel4.com/press/news/c4-doc-reveals-crucifixion-artwork-anatomist-gunther-von-hagens

    Pax/
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    "he / his company used the bodies of executed prisoners from China." if it's not true the pr firm that thought that one up, well the added grotesquery is a boost for box office ticket sales and putting buts in the seats as it were.
     
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    I saw this in person years ago. It was cool and disturbing at the same time like the one that was skateboarding. Another memorable one was the pregnant mother.
     
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