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Portrait of a peasant

Peasant Unknown painter from the Netherlands, late 17th century Brukenthal National Museum Alexandru Gh. Sonoc Sibiu, Romania   This peasant is shown wearing a green shirt, decorated on the shoulders with a red line and at the neck with a white lace collar, as well as a wide brown hat. He is disfigured by a […]

Medical art from the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc Sibiu, Romania   Several works in the European collection of the Brukenthal National Museum are of interest to the history of medicine. Most of them are works by Dutch and Flemish painters, mainly from the 17th-century: The Summer by Jakob Jordaens, The Trapped Peasant by Adriaen van der Venne, The Bloodletting and […]

Paracelsus: physician and alchemist

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc Sibiu, Romania   Paracelsus, 1935 F. Görtitz. Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania. This painting shows the famous alchemist and physician Paracelsus holding a retort in his hands and standing in front of a furnace on which is placed a glass balloon. In front of the furnace a pair of bellows lie on […]