A wound man. Inkjet print by Euan Stewart, 2010.
- Stewart, Euan G.
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"Wound Man and Wound Woman take direct influence from medieval Wound Man illustrations. These drawings indicated the often brutal injuries that can afflict the human body for the benefit of surgical pioneers of the age. There were many variations on this subject, mostly created throughout Northern Europe from the fifteenth century onwards. The brutality of the imagery persists in my 21st century versions, reflecting contemporary concerns of crime and disease as well as acknowledging the history and tradition of anatomy drawing. Fragility and strength, resilience and weakness illustrate the dual nature of the human condition--our ability to damage, but also to heal."--Euan G. Stewart