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At the Intersection of Art and Medicine


Anatomical art is personal, frequently beautiful, and yet sometimes frightful or grotesque as well. For an artist, in addition to scientific knowledge, an expert eye is required to select a specific point of view and the most appropriate interpretation. This exhibition features original and magnificent anatomical artwork in pen and ink, wash, and carbon dust produced by Canadian women illustrators in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Some of the artworks were originally commissioned by JCB Grant to illustrate his world famous Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, first published in 1943 and still in print. This unique travelling exhibition is curated by Nina Czegledy, an independent media artist, curator and educator. The selection includes artwork from the collection of Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.