Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: blurred vision

  • Jorge Luis Borges: Brilliant blindness

    Nicolas Roberto RoblesBadajoz, Spain Penumbra de la palomallamaron los hebreos a la iniciación de la tardecuando la sombra no entorpece los pasosy la venida de la noche se adviertecomo una música esperada y antigua,como un grato declive. Twilight of the dovethe Hebrews called the initiation of the afternoonwhen the shadow does not hinder the footstepsand…

  • Edgar Degas’ light sensitivity and its effects on his art

    Zeynel KarciogluVirginia, United States The celebrated nineteenth century French painter Hilaire-Germain Edgar Degas was born in Paris in 1834 to a Creole mother from New Orleans and an Italian father from Naples. In 1855 he was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts, but the following year he went to Italy before finishing his studies. He…