French sculptor Pierre Matter beautifully combines biological and mechanical elements to create awesome large-scale sculptures that are as impressively grand as they are surprisingly tender.
"Many of Matter’s sculptures examine humanity’s relationship with both animals and machines, portraying these creatures and devices as beasts of burden, caretakers, religious symbols, and medical devices."
"He works mostly with bronze, however he also uses recycled and scrap materials, to build his hybrid sculptures. His imaginative artwork is a continuation of an ongoing dialogue concerning human existence and changes brought about by advances in technology and the sciences."
Human child with diprosopus condition. Diprosopus means “two-faced” in greek. It is a congenital deformity in which craniofacial duplication occurs; one or more facial features, or even the whole face, is duplicated on the child. This medical anomaly is extremely rare but is documented on both animals and humans.
Correction: as people have pointed out, this newborn child is also anencephalic. I chose to deliberately leave that out because I did find the diprosopus condition a bit more exhilirating :3
Fritz Kahn: Man as Machine and the Birth of Infographics
Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) was a German physician and prolific popular science writer known for pioneering infographics. He wrote on a range of topics, from the Milky Way to the atom, and often used startling metaphors, both verbal and visual, to make complex principles of nature and technology comprehensible to layman readers. In The Life of Man, an encyclopedic work of 1600 pages and 1200 illustrations, Kahn depicts biology as industrial and mechanical processes. Adopting avant-garde visual techniques and contemporary styles like Neue Sachlichkeit, Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivist photomontage, he draws comparisons between the energetic processes of the human body and those of automobiles, buildings, electric lights, furnaces, and more.