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Monet’s illnesses: beyond cataracts

Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, USA   Fig. 1: Claude Monet, Apple Trees in Blossom, 1872, Union League Club of Chicago. Fig. 2: Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge, ca. 1922, Modern Museum of Art New York. No other artist in the world is more beloved than Claude Monet (1840-1926), the father of French Impressionism. From Shanghai […]

Paul-Emile Destouches: can love triumph over disease?

In this painting by Parisian artist Paul-Emile Destouches (1794-1874), a young woman visits a young man who is ill and lies in bed surrounded by his relatives. The woman hopes that her visit will cure him, and indeed the young man’s face, though pale, has brightened. But many of the figures present are already wearing […]