Walking as Art

Scientific Drawings

Giovanni Borelli (1608-1679)

De Motu Animalium
Of Animal Motion; 1680

Kellom Tomlinsom, The Art of Dancing, Explained by Reading and Figures, 1735


Andreas Vesalius

1543: Männliche Muskulatur

John Browne (1642-ca. 1702)

A Compleat treastise on the muscle by John Browne

A compleat treatise of the muscles, as they appear in the humane body, and arise in dissection...
London, 1681. Copper-plate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

The dissection of the legs evokes the stylish cut of men’s knee breeches and hose.