THE ANATOMY OF LIFE
ANGELA PARRAGI

Opens Thursday, 24th July 2014
Ends Sunday, 3rd August 2014

 
The Anatomy of Life is a body of work, inspired by my father’s sudden and surprising triple bypass heart surgery. It is composed of traditional portraits of my father, but also anatomical works. I have always been interested in anatomy and felt this was the avenue to let me explore this interest. There is an educational aspect to the works – as in medical illustration, but in a more gothic/romantic style. My aim was to combine the emotion and psychological pull of a realistic portrait with anatomical depictions of the heart, veins and other organs.

 Angela Parragi,  Dad, after surgery (2013) 






This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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