Dec 12 2006

When the art exceeds the limit

Body Worlds

A skinned horse and over a jockey with the front and the back separated to see inside, a pregnant woman with the womb cutted away to show the unborn fetus, a swimer with halfs swimming away from each other… these are examples of some of the things you can see at Body Worlds, an exhibition of the German anatomist Gunther von Hagens made with donated real corpses prepared with a technique invented by himself to be able to exhibit the bodies called plastination.

Creative art or macabre morbidity? The controversy, of course, has not kept us expecting.

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