These Anatomical Nesting Dolls Take Inner Strata Literally

 - Mar 23, 2011
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Many are familiar with those traditional Russian dolls you may have been given as a souvenir as a child, but these Anatomical Nesting Dolls bring a new perspective to an old artistic form.

Instead of revealing a sequence of smaller hollow wooden figurines inside each one, this biological set of characters only delves deeper into the inner workings of the largest matryoshka, unveiling her skeleton and eventually her organs.

Made and hand-painted by artist Jason Levesque, these anatomical toys do a more honest job of revealing to children what truly lies inside each one of us. Of course, the Anatomical Nesting Dolls you can see in the gallery have not necessarily been designed with education in mind, but rather to reveal another more literal treatment of such familiar forms.