Anatomical Venus

In our first episode EVER we delve into some weird wonders hidden in the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy! While stunning, and beautiful in their own ways, these anatomical models had a big influence on the time they were created and into today. Becca tells Laura about her experience seeing them, and why they’re important markers of the past and present obsession with anatomy.

Anatomical Venus shown with removable parts for showing more detailed layers of the human, female, form. Pitti Palace La Specola.
Overview of La Specola and their wax museum
Wax Model with Focus on the Head

La Specola Model – Male, finely detailed

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