Učinit neviditelné viditelným : od anatomické Venuše k tajemství počátku

Title: Učinit neviditelné viditelným : od anatomické Venuše k tajemství počátku
Variant title
Rendering the invisible visible : from the anatomical Venus to the mystery of conception
Source document: Opuscula historiae artium. 2019, vol. 68, iss. 2, pp. 256-267
  • ISSN
    1211-7390 (print)
    2336-4467 (online)
Type: Article
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This study looks at 'scientific', 'documentary' images historically used in teaching and in science, in this case focusing specifically on anatomical images. It focuses mainly on illustrations and three-dimensional wax and plaster models from the 16th–19th centuries (from the period of the Enlightenment in particular) that related to obstetrics and to human reproduction more generally. Drawing on a selection of French (e.g. François Mauriceau), British (William Hunter, William Smellie), Italian (including the models from the museums in Florence and Bologna that were used for teaching), German (Samuel Thomas Soemmerring), and 'Czech' (Matouš Dačický /Philomates/ of Walkmberk, Jiří Procháska, Antonín Jan Jungmann) examples, the study identifies some specific contributions made by this field of medical knowledge.
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  • Tato studie vznikla v rámci projektu PROGRES Q14 – Krize racionality v moderním myšlení a s podporou projektu OPVVV – KREAS – VP2 Sociálně-kulturní adaptace, jejichž nositelkou je Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy v Praze.