The human body

Over the past three years of studying Kinesiology I have acquired and appreciation for the human body and the sheer complexity that it holds. This course has opened my eyes to the different ways that people interpret one single thing so I wanted to put together a diverse collection of interpretations of the human body using art.

The first two images are by the same artist, George Stubbs, I chose the same artist because I liked his style of clear detailed sketches of the human body on a superficial and deep level. Seeing the skin and musculature next to the skeleton shows that we have many physical layers that work together to complete us and that can also be seen in a person’s individual personality.

The second item is a sculpture by George Minne of a person covering their head with crossed arms. Not having a head takes away the idea that this is of a specific person and the viewer appreciates the body and details put into this piece of work.

The next two images are by again the same artist, Jung, Boc Su, he uses a more abstract interpretation of the human body by manipulating the proportions, leaving out anatomic features like arms and hands. Having more of an outline of the body with faces that are not life like allows a person to create their own meaning of what they are looking at; perhaps that we are all the same when it comes down to it or that even though we all seem complicated we all have the same needs and wants making us simple at the core.

The last images by Lee, Il Ho is another sculpture that grasped my attention because it is a metal simplistic version of a human walking inside of a detailed sculpture of a camel. This could be representing how man and animal rely on each other for survival and working together is a key component of this.

These images are unique in the materials in which they were made, the interpretations that a viewer could make from them, and their sizes vary. I wanted to create a gallery that I was hoping to see when I was exploring the museums, different mediums, varieties and sizes to keep the viewer interested and wanting to see what is next.

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