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Manikins for Destruction- Untitled (Broken Open Dummy Skeleton) 1970
This Saturday, March 2, Varnish Fine Art in San Francisco will open a two-person show by Mike Davis and Henry Lewis. Both inspired by the art of the Baroque and the Middle Ages, the artists narrate personal struggles and life experiences in their work. While Davis’ approach to surrealism echoes the style of the Northern Renaissance, Lewis imbues antiquated imagery with an expressive style that incorporates elements of graffiti and abstraction.
Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and Claude Beauchene
During the late 15th century, Leonardo Da Vinci sketched an “exploded skull” to show the innter anatomy of the head. In the mid-1800s, an anatomist named Claude Beauchene was inspired by Da Vinci’s drawings and sketches, and developed a way to display the anatomy of the head. The Beauchene Skull is a disarticulated human skull that has been reassembled on a stand, allowing for copmlex sutructures to be studied individually. Designed by Chris Itoh, each bone from one piece of uncut square paper.