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Enrique Simonet Lombardo is a famous artist from Spain. His works have an individual style and are recognizable. The most famous work of the master "She had a heart." This picture brought the artist worldwide fame and a series of various awards and prizes. The canvas has two more names: "Anatomy of the heart" and "Autopsy."
The painting was painted in 1890. For a modern person, the plot of the work is unusual and causes a feeling of fear, but for that time such a picture was simply revolutionary. Even today, it excites a sense of reality and changes the concept of the very existence on earth.
The painting depicts a room where a woman’s autopsy is performed. The plot is saturated with cynicism. It is amazing how a creative person could reflect the process of extracting the heart. The image is absolutely realistic. The room is gloomy with gray walls. In the foreground is the edge of a rusted gurney, tables are everywhere, on one of which lies a dead woman.
A small window near the ceiling lets in a little daylight, but the old lantern, hanging lonely on the opposite wall, supports the lighting.
A mature man dressed very formally. Apparently this is what the doctor of that time looked like. It is unlikely that at the end of the nineteenth century there was a profession of a pathologist. Most likely, this person treated people and performed an autopsy as well.
In that era, organs were removed for further research. This fact further enhances the primitiveness of the intention to extract the heart and makes this process even more formal. The man looks with interest at the extracted internal organ.
The artist very realistic conveyed the process of opening a person. The picture demonstrates the value of the human body for science, it is impossible to grasp the value of spirituality. The doctor is completely indifferent to death and treats a dead woman only as a source of laboratory samples.
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