Moving construction

Swirving bones

Swerving bones

Donate your body to science and you might end up on some aspiring artist’s canvas. Yesterday we drew skeletons. I have always found bones and skulls very uninspiring, mainly because I looked at them as worn out symbols of commercialised punk and all that.

But now that I had two real skeletons in front of me hanging by wires and threads I suddenly saw the beauty. I was quite taken by all those swirling lines and and organic shapes, and the fact that we all carry such a genius maze-like construction inside of us. Or more accurate: that it actually carries us. It can even move in most ways imaginable. All in all I now think that skeletons are pretty awesome, and I hope you could tell from the drawings.

This man I drew (we concluded it was man because his hips were quite narrow and high up) gave his body to science after he died. I keep thinking he probably hasn’t been watched as closely and carefully during his entire lifetime as after his death, now that he’s an art school model.

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2 Responses to “Moving construction”

  1. Simon says:

    Hey Janneke! ik vond het skelet en de grapjes die erover werden gemaakt bij Biologie ook altijd heel saai, maar vind dat je een mooie ribbenkast getekend hebt. Had ‘ie geen hoofd?
    Ik herinnerde me ineens dat jij een blog had, doordat ik er nu zelf ook één heb. Je staat in m’n blogroll 🙂

  2. bloemenjansje says:

    Bedankt voor mijn rol in je blogroll! Ik denk dat ik jou ook in die van mij ga zetten (dan ben je een van de weinigen, is dat nou goed of juist niet?).

    En nee, hij had geen hoofd. Sommige klasgenoten verzonnen dat er wel bij, maar zo ver ben ik nog niet in mijn vervorming van de werkelijkheid ten gunste van de kunst.