The image is a lithograph of the anatomy of a human created by Francesco Bertinatti, the anatomist, and Mecco Leano, the artist. Lithograph is a form of printing through the use of lithographic limestone or metal plate with a smooth surface. First the user must take a granite stone and grind it until it is extremely flat, once flat images can be drawn on it with a grease pen. Later oil paint is added to a roller and the stone is wet with a sponge. The roller is then used to transfer the paint to the stone. Since water and oil don’t mix, the stone absorbs water where it is not covered by the grease pen. when the oil paint is applied, it is transferred to areas covered by the grease pen. The stone is then inked and ready to transfer its image onto a piece of paper through the press. And that is how Lithography works.
What we can learn from the image above is how an artist and anatomist attempts to observe and interpret the possible positioning of the human skeleton when place in a seated position. The bones bend and shape in a certain direction. The image even shows a very light outline of the human body, indicating what a human on the surface would look like when sitting down.