Tag Archives: Hospitals

Art and medicine in Renaissance Siena

Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, United States   These frescoes by Domenico di Bartolo (active 1420-1444), a stalwart of Sienese Renaissance painters, illuminate daily life in one of Europe‚Äôs oldest hospitals, the Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala. Situated across from the magnificent Gothic Siena Cathedral, the Ospedale was admired in the fifteenth century for its […]

Architecture and the French hospital

Sarah Hartley Garches, France   Episodes from the Life of a Bishop Saint, c. 1500 – Master of Saint Giles and assistant National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC With cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, Saint-Jean-le-rond on the left and the hospital Hotel-Dieu in the background. Until I left England to work in France, it had never […]