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Margherita Cesaretti
1982, Assisi
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Anatomic museums were widely developed throughout the 19th century, as an aid to the studies of
medicine. While created exclusively for scientific purposes, the wax statues to be found inside them –
depicting progressively cross-sectioned bodies showing muscles, bones and internal organs – at the
same time respected the canons of aesthetic representation of the day.
In her “Cere” (Waxes), Margherita Cesaretti puts together a collection of modern anatomy, scans of human figures from the skin surface right down to the innermost layers. The subjects are common people, extrapolated from real life and led into a game of representation which appears to congeal their very existence. The posture is deliberately classical and the figures appear as if conserved within
the glass display cases of museums. Despite the hyperrealism of the image, the bodies portrayed come across as anything but real and equally distant from didactic illustration: through the ransparency
of the fl esh, they appear rather more reminiscent of the substantial corporeal nature of human life.

International Departures 2011

Gate 11, Special, Air

18th June | 31st July 2011

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Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
70 x 50 cm
© the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
70 x 50 cm
© the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
150 x 66 cm
© the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
150 x 66 cm
© the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
150 x 66 cm
© the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
150 x 66 cm
© the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
70 x 50 cm
 © the artist

Margherita Cesaretti
Cere, 2010
inkjet print
70 x 50 cm
© the artist