The Anatomy Lesson

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Rictus, 2015 (detail)

Artist Ken Currie's paintings of the human body have been described as 'arresting and intensely visceral'. Now he accepts an invitation from Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, to examine for himself the reality of the human body. Ken takes a journey to Brussels to look at the famous painting by Jacques-Louis David, 'The Death of Marat', and on to Dundee to witness the actual nature of flesh and bone at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, Dundee University.

Producer Mark Rickards

Artist Ken Currie and the portrayal of the human body

Rictus, 2015 (detail)

Artist Ken Currie's paintings of the human body have been described as 'arresting and intensely visceral'. Now he accepts an invitation from Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, to examine for himself the reality of the human body. Ken takes a journey to Brussels to look at the famous painting by Jacques-Louis David, 'The Death of Marat', and on to Dundee to witness the actual nature of flesh and bone at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, Dundee University.

Producer Mark Rickards

Artist Ken Currie and the portrayal of the human body