This is a magnificently illustrated monograph exploring the unique influential of award-winning artist and illustrator Fernando Vincente. Fernando Vicente is fascinated by vanity, by man's struggle with mortality, and the 'body as a lie'. It is the flawed nature of humanity that gives us our beauty, and yet we are trained to strive for the banality of perfection. In response, Vicente dissects the leftovers of visual culture to make the strange out of the common, and to create intricate, glamorous and haunting montages. In his four influential series of paintings, Anatomias, Atlas, Vanitas, and Venus, the artist plays with mechanics, geography, media and science to transform plastic and enforced ideals of the human form into breath-taking works of art.