Art & Design

Written by Helen van Raaij

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The ribcage in anatomical art

Songs, drawings, painting, mugs, clothing, tattoos, keychains, food and jewelry are just a few ribcage inspired items. 12 vertebrae, sternum, costal cartilage and 24 ribs. The ribcage, as protector of our heart and lungs, is a source of inspiration for many artists and a symbol of beauty and strength.

Most artists surprisingly combine the ribcage with flowers and birds. One representing the beauty from within and the other a metaphor for freedom.

 

Below just a small sample of ribcage inspired art combined into one picture. Each image belongs to its rightful owner(s).   

 

 
 
 
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