Anatomical illustrations deliberately ignore the realities of living in a physical body, leaving out the blemishes and scars of everyday life.
Much of our knowledge of the organs, tissues and systems inside us comes from the dissection of dead human bodies.
Some of the bodies illustrated in this exhibition are of individual, identifiable people. Other images are generalised or idealised, based on multiple bodies.
Anatomical illustrations are often abstract and conceptual, rather than artistic or life-like.