Life from Inside

The Beauty of Imaging

Seeing the unseenFondazione Bracco

Warrior A - detailFondazione Bracco

Warrior A

Warrior A is made with six hundred tiles in methacrylate depicting images of flowers, artefacts and parts of the anatomy, all obtained by various diagnostic imaging techniques and then processed one by one into computer graphics. The anthropomorphic giant is six metres tall and weighs 1200 kilos. “Warrior A” recalls the name of one of the Riace Bronzes, which served as its inspiration.

Warrior A - detailFondazione Bracco

Recovered from the depths of the sea, the Riace Bronzes remain today two mysterious and cryptic discoveries of the ancient past.

Chest - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

In this sense, from a symbolic perspective they are comparable to the essence of diagnostic imaging: the science which has allowed us to recover from the “depths” of the human body images which help us try to understand its mysterious workings.

Foot - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

For example our bones. The structures which support us and protect the most delicate parts of our bodies

Human Skull - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

Just like alla great constructions, easy to design but extremely complicated to build

AngiogramFondazione Bracco

Or the circulatory system which transports life to the most distant parts of our organism.

detail - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

A labyrinth of vessels as close-packed as a forest, with an extremely powerful engine, the heart.

Flowers - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

Looking inside ourselves is a question of life. And Diagnostics saves lives.

Flowers - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

And in the future we will save even more lives, thanks to artificial intelligence which will show us what our eyes don't see

Guitar - X Ray viewFondazione Bracco

The hidden number behind the images

The Beauty of Imaging - Warrior A Time-Lapse, From the collection of: Fondazione Bracco
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Warrior A - detailFondazione Bracco

Credits: Story

The previous contents are taken from the exhibition:
The Beauty of Imaging
Triennale di Milano
Milan, 27th May – 2nd July 2017

The exhibition was promoted by Bracco Group on the occasion of its 90th anniversary. It was curated by FeelRouge Worldwide Shows with the artistic supervision of Marco Balich and concept & design by Giò Forma Studio.

After the Milanese edition, attended by more than 10,000 visitors, The Beauty of Imaging was then hosted at the Città della Scienza in Naples (10 October 2018 - 6 January 2019), where it took an educational stance with 5 workshops dedicated to schools: “A terrestrial X-Ray”, “See the invisible”, “Molecules in movement”, “Looking for magnetic resonance, X-Rays, ultrasounds of artists!” and “The thousand lives of imaging: a journey between art and science”.
The Beauty of Imaging has thus become the greatest educational event ever done on diagnostic imaging, welcoming over 55,000 people, including many schools/elementary school students.

Thanks to the institutions, museums and authorities that granted access to the resources and archives.
Thanks for the cooperation in the content’s creation to:
Bracco Imaging
CDI – Italian Diagnostic Centre
Bracco Foundation
Bracco historic archive
C&I Department, Bracco Group

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