Department of World Languages and Cultures presents Anatomia Italiana: Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Argyros Forum, Room 209A with Dr. Kevin Petti from San Diego Miramar College.
About the lecture: Italy’s medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo. Indeed, the wooden crucifi x he carved in gratitude for secret access to corpses from a convent’s hospital still hangs in the Basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence.
This talk will examine the nexus between art and science, and the history of anatomy education in the university.