Gunther Von Hagens and the plastination
Gunther Von Hagens is the name of a controversial German scientist who uses the technique of plastination with human cadavers to create artistic macabre sculptures, showing the human anatomy to the public, whose vital organs are rigid and intact.
The process basically consists of removing water from a body by cold acetone and then replacing it with a hardenable plastic solution, to subsequently create the vacuum, obtaining that this fluid reaches the last cell.
The bodies prepared with this method cause surprise and controversy in the world today. Hated by the most conservative people, and praised by art lovers and some scientists. His work is a real contribution to art and medicine, introducing the human body as it is, providing a better understanding of health and anatomy.
Posted on October 23, 2009