Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hand Surgery

Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolitan, 1932

 Hermann Schnauss, Electrographics of a Hand, 1900

 Gordon Parks, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1951

 Theodore Chasseriau, Study of a Nude Negro, 1838

 Man Ray, Profile and Hands, 1932

 Gérard de Lairesse, Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams, Amsterdam, 1690

Alexis Anne, Cold Hands / Warm Heart

  Edith Rimmington, The Decoy, 1948

 Karl Blossfeldt (1865 – 1932), Aconitum, Monkshood, young shoot, 6x magnification, nd

 Pablo Picasso, Nude Standing by the Sea, 1929

 Artificial hand, from Ambroise Paré's Instrumenta chyrurgiae et icones anathomicae, Paris, 1564
Ambroise Paré may be thought of as the father of modern prosthetics. A French military surgeon, Paré developed treatments of wounds and amputations which greatly reduced the death rate on the battlefield. 

 Effigy of Edward the Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, UK

 Auguste Rodin

 Albrecht Dürer, Arm study for "Lucretia", 1507

 Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands

Hymenopus coronatus, male sub-imago
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you - Mae West

 Nosferatu by Murnau

 Barbara Kruger

 Max Ernst, Oedipus Rex, 1922

 Richard Meek, Heavyweight Jerry Quarry, 1968

Peter Samuelson, Ray the Butcher, standing, 1957

Tom Wesselmann, Smoker no.9, 1976

 Ricardo MendTorr, The Blame and Shame Game, 2000s

 Imogen Cunningham, Hand of Gerald Warburg, 1930s

 Giacomo Puccini 1911

 Frantisek Kupka, Self-Portrait, 1907

 Kata Kálmán, Smoking Woman, 1930s

 Fritz Goro, A patient exercising hands after hand surgery, 1965

 Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1948
GE designer John Payne demonstrating how his manipulator controls operation of robot hands. He created the machine for atomic scientists.

The robotlab - The installation "bios [bible]" consists of an industrial robot, which writes down the bible on rolls of paper. The machine draws the calligraphic lines with high precision. Like a monk in the scriptorium it creates step by step the text. Starting with the old testament and the books of Moses "bios [bible]" produces within seven month continuously the whole book. All 66 books of the bible are written on rolls and then retained and presented in the library of the installation.

 Ancient Handwriting, 1921 AD

 Marie Hansen, Balinese dancer Dvi Dja at the Sarong Room, hands signifying part of story, 1944

Edgar Degas, Study of Hands, 1859

 Vincent van Gogh, Old Man In Sorrow

  Edvard Munch, The Hands, 1893

 André Dignimont Man with his hand up a waitress's skirt, 1927

Johannes Grützke, With the Hands in the Shoes, 2001

 Eric Fischl, With the Hands in her Purse, 1981

 Albert Oehlen, Self-Portrait with empty Hands, 1998

 Eric Schaal, Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1943

Helmar Lerski, Hand of a Graphic Designer, 1944

 Another Hand of a Graphic Designer



Somewhere in Moscow... 

 Bill Brandt, Nude, Baie des Anges, France, 1959, October

Horst P. Horst

 Martin Kippenberger: Zuerst die Füsse (Feet first), 1990


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