Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Habsburg

  • Philip the Handsome and the plague

    Nicolas Roberto Robles Badajoz, Spain   Figure 1. Tomb of Felipe I and Juana La Loca. Photo by Javi Guerra Hernando on Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 4.0. Philip of Habsburg was born in Bruges in 1478. He was the son of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor, and Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold,…

  • Pietro Longhi: appearances are deceiving

    Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, United States   Pietro Longhi’s depictions of Venetian society delight the eye by his detailed renderings of elegant satin dresses, demure shoes, and fashionable wigs. But appearances can be deceiving. Though he lavishes attention on the attractive façade of his subjects, he is equally concerned with their actions. He invites the…