This is not art, but it is a crude method of displaying how the human digestive system works for those who are interested in such trivial aspects of our biology. It's just as much art as a textbook. Given that doctors already know how the digestive system works, though, this is obviously a populist invention -- whether art, science, or both -- and needs to be viewed as such. Besides, why is there focus on the final product, rather than on the overall process? Modernity = unflinching goals, regardless of method or process. It's how bureaucracy develops, also.