the official website of Biological and Medical Art in Belgium

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Together with:

University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp / School of Arts - AP University College
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent / School of Arts - University College Ghent
Haute école des arts du Rhin - HEAR, Didactique visuelle (F)
University of the Arts London - UAL (UK)
Medical Artists' Education Trust - MAET (UK)
University of Dundee, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (UK)
ART RESEARCHES SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS (ARSIC)

Contact information

ann.van.de.velde[at]hotmail.com // artem-medicalis[at]virginmedia.com



August 4, 2013

4th Medical Art Meeting and Exhibition Antwerp Medical Days 2013

Part of: International ART RESEARCHES SCIENCE Program

ORGANISATION
Biological and Medical Art in Belgium - BIOMAB
Royal Association of Physicians of Antwerp - KARVA

MODERATORS
Pascale Pollier-Green, biomedical artist and president BIOMAB
Ann Van De Velde, hematologist (UZA/BIOMAB)
Francis Van Glabbeek, orthopedic surgeon (UZA/BIOMAB)

(Dutch tekst): "In de aanloop naar het Vesaliusjaar 2014 zal BIOMAB hier op deze jaarlijkse tentoonstelling van het internationale ART RESEARCHES SCIENCE Programma veel aandacht geven aan haar gedreven zoektocht naar het graf van Andreas Vesalius op het Griekse eiland Zakynthos.

Voor het eerst zullen aan de Antwerpse artsen de ontwerpplannen van het nieuwe grote Belgische Vesaliusmonument op Zakynthos getoond worden. En krijgen deelnemers van de GDA2013 de primeur om te kunnen intekenen voor een waardevol kunstwerk: een nauwkeurige weergave van een gedisseceerd Vesaliushoofd, cruciaal onderdeel van het levensgrote spiermanmonument en binnenkort in zeer beperkte oplages in brons te koop aangeboden. Een uniek hedendaags kunstwerk dat hier op de tentoonstelling in gietsteen getoond wordt en dat in brons in menig artsenpraktijk en Belgische universiteit haar plaats zal vinden!

Andreas Vesalius staat immers als grote 16de eeuwse anatoom aan de basis van de hedendaagse en de toekomstige kennis van het menselijk lichaam en de urgentiegeneeskunde."
www.vesalius2014.be


12 Sep 2013: Academic session "Emergency Medicine - A Brave New World" and unveiling of the Vesalius facial reconstruction cast at the Antwerp Medical Days 2013 in Building Q, Campus Three Oaks, University of Antwerp (BE).












 

The new monument and facial reconstruction

There is an existing monument at Laganas Beach on Zakynthos. Belgium erected this monument in 1965. The inscription reads: “To the memory of Andreas Bezal, the great Belgian anatomist, who died on Zakynthos, 1564. The association of graduates of the highest faculties of the University of Belgium.”
We have put forward proposals for a new monument, of an écorché or flayed man (based on one of the écorché’s in Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica) who is holding a head which is a half portrait and half facial reconstruction of Vesalius himself. If we are unsuccessful in finding the skull we will work from known images of Vesalius and perform an ‘inside out’ facial reconstruction…or should we say  ‘outside in’.
Pascale Pollier plans to make this work in collaboration with facial reconstruction expert Richard Neave, who is the founder of the Manchester method of Facial Reconstruction (www.rn-ds-partnership.com). The resulting sculpture will be cast in a lasting material and will be a fitting tribute to the great anatomist. This monument will be placed on a plinth, made by sculptor Chantal Pollier, in Zakynthos (the exact position has yet to be confirmed) and hopefully further casts will be placed at other sites  in other locations  important to the memory of Vesalius. To fund this monument they have made several bronze casts of the original half reconstruction/ half portrait head of Vesalius and these bronzes will be given to sponsors who donate towards the new monument.

For information on how to contribute and obtain a bronze cast of this portrait send a mail to: andreas@vesalius2014.be.




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