Anatomical Man

“The new art which thundered down at our receptive visitor to the museum is filled with an eclectic diversity of forms- biomorphic, kinemorphic, psychomorphic, mechanomorphic- all of them intensely personal, subjective expressions of inner states of being. The figure in art, the highest expression of man’s creative powers, the subject of twenty thousand years of painstaking search, has been reduced to a number, a cipher, an esoteric symbol, a kinesthetic impulse driven by a primitive-emotional urge. Today, anatomical man, for all artistic purposes, is dead.”

-Burne Hogarth in Dynamic Anatomy

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