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Gorgeous Drawings Combine the Human Body with Nature

Nunzio Paci is an artist based in Bologna, Italy. His gorgeous, multifaceted drawings depict the human body combined with nature and animals. Pen, pencil, and a little bit of color are used to craft these intricate images that mix ink drips with fine, precise renderings. These pieces could be part of a sketchbook because they include small, written notations next to the drawings – as if Paci will refer to them later.

The anatomical artworks give us a look inside the lungs and torso. There are vein-like structures that have the appearance of tree branches, and from it they meander into a fully-formed forest. There's a surrealistic quality to Paci's drawings, and the artist wants to push the boundaries of this subject matter. He explains, “my intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination.”

Nunzio Paci website
via [Koikoikoi]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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