|La Specola Anatomical Waxworks & Body Horror
||[Mar. 7th, 2008|01:26 pm]
An interesting Article my tutor found and sent me connecting the Anatomical Waxworks at La Specola to the horror film tradition. |
Florentine 18th-century wax anatomical models as inspiration for Italian horror
Drawing from feminist-oriented psychoanalytic theories of the horror film as well as the socio-cultural analysis of horror myths, Annette Burfoot reveals the extent to which 18th-century life-size wax models of the female body in various states of dissection—still on display in a Florentine museum, La Specola—"provides the basis for various principles of horror.""
and some links about La Specola
Univeristy of Toronto
Official home page
X-posted to Dark Victoria, Hospital X, ax_wound, kawaii noir, museum geeks, wonder_cabinet, Victorian Goths, maddoctorfetish and medical_fetish.
Eat your heart out von Hagens ;)