11 January 2013

Anatomical Doll

I came across a photo of a gorgeous 16th-century Italian anatomical model carved from ivory and decided to paint her with huge, beautiful 1970s Barbie hair. The sculptor carved the model with little ivory pillows supporting her head and feet, as if she's taking a little nap, despite the fact that her flesh has been sliced off and her insides are out in the air. I love it.

This painting is gouache on paper and it's in my shop.

©Laura Fetterley