Body / σώμα

The human body is everything that makes up, well, you. Our bodies consist of a number of biological systems that carry out specific functions necessary for everyday living. The human body spans four levels of biological organization. Cells are grouped into the tissue, making up organs that collaborate into different systems that together constitute the human organism.

The human body was adored by the ancient Greeks. The artistic view of the human body in the golden and Hellenistic era was a natural depiction in a static movement form. During the renaissance, the human form was presented in a more idealistic way. A great deal of study has been done on the symmetry and proportions of the human form. Human form adheres to the golden rule of artistic expression.




The human body contains nearly 100 trillion cells. There are at least 10 times as many bacteria in the human body as cells. The average adult takes over 20,000 breaths a day and the average heart beats about 100,000 times a day. The kidneys process about 50 gallons of blood to filter out about 1/2 gallon of waste and water. The human brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells in a lattice of interconnected neurons making coordination and movement possible.