Dubai: I was excited to note that there were quite a few sculptures and installations with an anatomic or a life science theme at ArtDubai 2012. This work is by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri.
Farhad’s work can be seen at the Galeri Janssen Rodolphe who are participating in this years Art Dubai.
Farhad studied art and film making at the California Institution of Arts. What I like about this sculpture is that the organs seem to be in the right size, shape and texture as would be expected in a human body.
The inner organs can be dismantled as shown in the pictures below. The gallery showed me some more photos in a brochure of more of his anatomical work; sadly I’ve not been able to trace them on my web research spree.
It has been reported by the Canvas magazine that Anatomic was sold for USD 60,000 to Dubai-based collectors.
The other work by Farhad on display at Art Dubai is the ‘Anatomy of a Woman’ 2012 which is an embroidery on canvas.
Here are the meanings of the terms used in ‘Anatomy of a Woman’:
- Dorsum Nasi means the dorsum of the nose which is basically the external slope of the nose
- Apex Nasi means Apex of the nose which is the pointed end of the external nose
- Proc Styloideus is the Styloid Process. It refers to the part of the bone of the lower arm (the ulna) that attaches to the wrist.
- Linea Vitalis refers to the base of the thumb area on the palm which bulges out when you try to fold your thumb
- Rectus Abdominis is the most prominent abdominal muscle