Study of Truncated Limbs  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Théodore Géricault's painting Study of Truncated Limbs [1] (1818-9, Musée Fabre, Montpellier), along with his Severed Heads (1818) [2] painting, demands comparisons with Witkin.

The two severed heads on a white cloth, turns out to be, not a painting of two heads fresh from the guillotine, but a painted elaboration of an illustration to a book on anatomy by British surgeon John Bell.



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