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Ruinas Modernas Del 20 de marzo de 2013 al 31 de mayo de 2013 en MUICO

Amadeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) - Portrait of Madame Zborowska, 1918 (detail) - Bookmark from the exhibit Modigliani and His Times at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (February-May 2008). On loan from the Tate Gallery, London. http://www.museothyssen.org/microsites/exposiciones/2008/Modigliani/index_ing.htm

Amadeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) - Portrait of a Polish Woman, 1919 (detail) - Bookmark from the exhibit Modigliani and His Times at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (February-May 2008). the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This remarkable 18th-century wax anatomical model comes from the Javier Puerta Museum, and was recently on display as part of the “Arte y Carne” Exhibition this past May in Madrid. It’s similar to one I posted a few days ago, but this one depicts twins. Wax models like this were used for teaching anatomy to medical students at a time when few bodies were available for dissection. They very much represent the merging of science and art which characterized the Enlightenment. #histmed…

from The Telegraph

Rome: what to see and do in winter

Suggestions for what to see and do in Rome this winter, with advice on exhibitions and shows, and options for where to stay