Pectus excavatum artwork

This is an ongoing collection of artwork related to pectus excavatum found in the wild.

Updated on
August 24, 2021
Culture
Pectus Excavatum Artwork

I think I've developed somewhat of a radar for noticing pectus excavatum in public, so when I see pectus excavatum in any sort of art, it always puts a smile on my face. This article is going to outline some artwork I've found online, and I'll be adding to it over time when I discover more. If you found something that think should belong here, email me with a link and I'll be happy to add it.

Atlas Sound - Logo

I'm including this album art as it's one of the more popular images I see pop up, and as far as I know, the only album cover that has a photo of someone with Pectus Excavatum.

album cover with a boy that has funnel chest

Leonardo DaVinci

These are really interesting because they are the first instances of artwork or images containing Pectus Excavatum. DaVinci was renowned for his understanding of the human anatomy, so these don't look like a happy artistic accident. Both of these images were from around 1501.

Leonardo divinci drawing of a man with pectus excavatum
Leonardo divinci drawing of a man with pectus excavatum

Jusepe de Ribera

Jusepe was a Spanish painter in the middle of the 16th century. His incredibly realistic style gained him notoriety at the time, pushing him to become one of Spain's most influential painters. In these paintings, he's depicted Saint Jerome and Saint Onophrius shirtless, showing off their pectus excavatum. Some say that he sought out models with mild pectus excavatum so he could depict the contrast between light and shadow on the chest wall.

St Jerome and the Trumpet of Doom (1637)

Jusepe de Ribera painting of a man with pectus excavatum

Saint Onophrius (1642)

Jusepe de Ribera painting of a man with pectus excavatum

Saint Onophrius (1625–1629)

Misc artwork

While the following artists aren't well known, I still wanted to showcase some additional art I've stumbled across in various art communities.

man holding flowers to a dent in his chest
Pectus Excavatum by guilloteeeen
painting of a chest with a hole in the center
Pectus Excavatum by KaoKay
pencil drawing o a man with pectus excavatum
Like a flower by nahtahliah
painting of a woman with pectus excavatum with flowers in the middle of her chest
Floral Excavatum by KaoKay

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