Anatomy for artists: When is a hand a hand?
Frozen and white’s not alabaster but ice,
Formaldehyde, some ligaments in a pan;
They lack a ligature, armature, virtue or vice —
This autopsy of Venus on a stand.
The light bears down as caryatids demand
To make white arms not ice but alabaster;
Surroundings are key, and core is complement,
Expectancy is blood and gaze integument;
The probes create infallible the master.