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Theodor Kocher (1841-1917)

Emil Theodor Kocher. published in 1909 in Les Prix Nobel p. 66. Via Wikimedia. Theodor Kocher was the first surgeon to ever receive the Nobel Prize. He was born in 1841 in Bern, Switzerland, went to school there, and was first in his class. He studied medicine in Bern and graduated summa cum laude, then went […]

Unlocking the secrets of a bohemian painting

Bernard Brabin Liverpool, England   The Deštná painting Oil on wood.  With permission (Photograph © National Gallery in Prague 2017, with permission) The image By an unknown artist, the Deštná painting in the National Gallery, Prague, depicts Madonna and Infant from a fifteenth century perspective. The Madonna’s attention is directed to the child, within a […]

Francisco Goya’s “black period”

Alejandro Ortiz Bullé Goyri Carlos Valverde-R México City, México   Figure 1: Witches’ Sabbath (Aquelarre or El gran cabrón), 1819-1823 Museo del Prado     Figure 2: Witches’ Sabbath (Aquelarre), 1797-1798 Museo Lázaro Galdiano In his so-called “black period,” Francisco Goya created a series of oil paintings, engravings, and drawings that depict witches and mentally […]