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Choose from 26 pictures in our Human Body collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Descartes representation of the antagonistic eye muscles, 1692 Featured Print

Descartes representation of the antagonistic eye muscles, 1692

Descartes representation of the antagonistic eye muscles, 1692. When E is relaxed A is innervated. Rene Decartes (1596-1650) believed that an animal spirit travelling down hollow nerves C and B contracted the muscles and blew them up, and that they relaxed when the spirit was shut off by valves. From Opera Philosophica by Rene Descartes. (Frankfurt-am-Main, 1692). Originally published in his Tractatus de homine. (Paris, 1664)

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An astrological chart, 1646. Artist: Athanasius Kircher Featured Print

An astrological chart, 1646. Artist: Athanasius Kircher

An astrological chart, 1646. A man with his internal organs revealed standing in front of a circular chart. One hand has been replaced by a sun, the other hand is chained to a hand emerging from the sky. The months of the year and the zodiac signs are listed either side of the man. Plate taken from Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae by Athanasius Kircher. Kircher demonstrated that by placing a lens between a screen and a mirror which had been written on, a sharp but inverted image of the text would appear on the screen. By using a spherical water-filled flask as a condenser to concentrate the light, Kircher found that texts painted on the mirror's surface could be projected by light from a candle after dark. These demonstrations eventually resulted in the birth of the magic lantern

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