Art Essays

Zohaib Ahmad

The perfection of illness

William R. Albury and George M. Weisz

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and medicine: A triumph over infirmity

The model for Albrecht Dürer’s Praying Hands

Glenn Arendts

Falls and art: an evolving story 

Niyi Awofeso and Anu Rammohan

Kindred paradigms: community arts and health advocacy in HIV/AIDS activism

Sarah Bahr

Medical deafness or the madness of war: Goya’s motivation for creating the Black Paintings

Alan W. Bates

The anatomy of beauty in nineteenth-century England

Michael Baum

The beauty of nature and the nature of beauty

Markley Boyer

William Sanger – the artist as health activist

Emily Boyle

The art of consumption – TB and John Lavery

A picture of ill-health: the illness of Elizabeth Siddal

Chris Clark

Signs of diseases in art

Vincent Cracolici

Lord Howard Florey and the use of visual art in medicine

Margo Davis

The power of the creative

Vincent P. de Luise

Ghirlandaio, humanism, and truth: the portrait of an elderly man and young boy

Laurinda Dixon

Bosch’s Stone Operation: meaning, medicine, and morality

Art and the myth of the “wandering womb”

Mary Lynn Everson and Greg Halvorsen Schreck

The Marjorie Kovler Center quilts

Thom Ferrier

Cruel to be kind

Florence Gelo

The art of loss

The painter and the potter: voices in color and texture

Katrina Genuis

The Isenheim Altarpiece and ‘homeopathic’ hospital art

Nancy Gershman

Lost Babies: how a photosculpture is changing the etiquette of consolation
Campaigning for Craig: the healing power of a legacy T-shirt

Mark Gilbert and James E. Van Arsdall

Portraiture in the head and neck cancer clinic: A patient’s perspective

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi

Bronzino and the wages of sin

Lovesickness in art and medicine

Prudence L. Gourguechon

The Dead Mother Series of Egon Schiele: psychoanalytic use of an artist’s image

Sarah Hartley

Architecture and the French hospital

Farrah Jawad

Wounded deer—medical aspects of the life of Frida Kahlo

Seth Judson

Rodin’s “Large Left Hand 1903”

Nicholas Kang

Letters from the asylum

Zeynel Karcioglu

Edgar Degas’ light sensitivity and its effects on his art

Peter Kopplin

Monet and his cataracts

Maria S. Landaeta, Aldo L. Schenone, Gregory W. Rutecki

Art, Cristobal Rojas, and tuberculosis: a Latin American cultural experience

Jorge A. Lazareff

The brain

Elizabeth Lee

Therapeutic beauty

Jeffrey M. Levine

The two hemispheres of medicine

Ruth Margalit and Christopher Leet

Finding a Voice

Jessica Lobo

Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam

Eliette Markhbein

WHACK’ed … and then everything was different: portraits of traumatic brain injury survivors

Capturing recovery from trauma on canvas

Andrea Marks

An image in time: medical photography in dermatology

Stephen Martin

Anatomy and pathology in Zurbaran’s Jewish and Christian figures
Ophthalmology in Regency era China: a portrait of Thomas Richardson Colledge by George Chinnery

JH McAuley

Migrainous scotomata in art

Adil Menon

Manga as medical critique

Sally Metzler

A Night with Venus, a lifetime with Mercury: syphilis among the British aristocracy in William Hogarth’s marriage à-la-mode
Death by Dysentery? Artist Frank Russell Wadsworth in Madrid
Monet’s illnesses: beyond cataracts

Caitlin Meyer

Géricault’s art of insanity

Emilio Mordini

Tithonus and Eos

Alejandro Ortiz Bullé Goyri and Carlos Valverde-R

The anonymous Olmec artisan and Velázquez

Francisco Goya’s “black period”

Roger Paden

Philosophy and Medicine

Michelle Paff

The tracheotomy

JMS Pearce

Art and Medicine

The anatomy of Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Mental illness in art
Richard Dadd: art and madness 
Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man

Arabella Proffer

Imaging in medicine: fine art to medical art

Susan Brunn Puett & J. David Puett

Partners in healing: an early renaissance painting depicting the partnership of the divine with the physicians Cosmas and Damian

Mark Ransom

The artistic depiction of Christ’s crucifixion: history meets biomechanics

Vicent Rodilla, Alicia López-Castellano, & Christina Ribes-Vallés

Tooth extraction in art: from the dental key to the forceps 

Irving Rosen

The special art of Vienna

Douglas Russell

Mindfulness in art: Robert Rauschenberg’s White Painting

Gregory Rutecki

When the sensory lens is an artistic prism: the brain, Kandinsky, and multisensory art

Abbott Handerson Thayer’s art and fin de siècle American culture

Mariella Scerri & Victor Grech

Drawing parallels in pandemic art

Mary T. Shannon

Crossing boundaries: visual representations of death and dying

Adam R. Shapiro

The Gross Clinic as religious painting: Eakins, affect, and anatomy

Sam Shuster

Darwin at the Chinese opera
Michelangelo’s David and the anatomical politics of religious art

Mirjana Stojkovic-Ivkovic

Alcohol and the art of David Terniers Jr
Art therapy: a historical perspective

Sara Öberg Strådal

Medieval medical diagrams: meanings, audiences, and functions

Kierstin Utter and Kyle Utter

Wyeth and the symbolism of immobility

Sathyaraj Venkatesan and Anu Mary Peter

Life is a game: visual metaphors in Brian Fies’s Mom’s Cancer

Natalia Angeles Vieyra

Illuminating addiction: morphinomania in fin-de-siècle visual culture

Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield

Color, image and symbol: memory recalling the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait through drawings

Christopher Walker

Painter, interrupted: Mary Cassatt and illness

Simon Wein

Surrealist art and the resolution of absurd

Caroline Wellbery

A painful but tender embrace: Robert Pope’s “Aesculapius”

Steve Wheeler

A proliferation of monsters:  art of the weird as expressions of anxiety in Britain and Japan

Eric Will

The incidental reach of pattern in Medicine and Art

Ian Williams

Graphic medicine

Mildred Wilson

Passion, paint, and pain: the journey of Robert Seldon Duncanson