When the art exceeds the limit

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 in Debate

When the art exceeds the limit

on Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Body Worlds
Source: The Guardian

A skinned horse being ridden by a jockey with the front and the back separated to see inside, a pregnant woman with the womb cut away to show the unborn fetus, a swimmer with halves 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.