Human heart by art

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Heart is of great importance in maintaining the life of the body. Enough to stop working for a few minutes to cause death, and hence the great importance in physiology, medicine, and research. This fact was already emphasized in the Bible in the Book of Proverbs, chapter 4 verse 23: 'Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.'' Art was able to demonstrate the heart from various aspects; realistically, as done by Leonardo de Vinci who demonstrated the halves of the heart and its blood vessels. Symbolically, as a source of life, the heart was demonstrated by the artist Mrs. Erlondeiel, as a caricature by Salvador Dali, as an open heart by Sawaya, etc. Finally, it should be emphasized that different demonstrations of the human heart by many artworks make this most important organ of our body (that cannot be seen from outside) more familiar and clearer to us. And this is the purpose of this articleVto demonstrate the heart through a large number of artworks of different kinds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e551-e555
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2012


  • Human heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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