Exploded Skull 24 K Gold. Antonio Del Prete "Murcian Metalmorphosis 2013 "
Inspired by a Beauchene Skull, also known as an exploded skull, is a disarticulated human skull that has been painstakingly reassembled on a stand with jointed, movable supports that allows for the moving and studying of the skull as a whole or each piece individually. In the mid-1800s French anatomist Claude Beauchene developed this method to display the anatomy of the head. Beauchene would meticulously clean a skull, separate its bones, and mount them on a stand designed to exhibit them at once individually and in context. The concept of the exploded skull was first introduced by Leonardo da Vinci in his anatomical drawings. I always wanted to make one in my own way....Well they never made one covered in 24Kt Gold, so there you are.