ANATOMY VS MAGIC

Coimbra Medical Faculty

Coimbra Medical Faculty

Coimbra Medical Faculty

A corpse is dissected beneath three grim-looking gentlemen. Next to them a baby is born, and above “magic” is used to heal a man. No one looks terribly happy, and rightfully so – this was Portugal in 1956. Today we can admire the austere style of the sculpture of the times as a sort of shy, modern classicism, but also the whole ensemble as a great composition in its own right, fortunately devoid of dark political meanings.

Entrance hall of the Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra

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