Tag Archives: Humanism

Ghirlandaio, humanism, and truth: The portrait of an elderly man and young boy

Vincent P. de Luise New Haven, Connecticut, United States   Figure 1. Portrait of an Elderly Man and Child (Ritratto di un Vecchio e Nipote). Domenico Ghirlandaio, tempera on poplar panel, 1490. Louvre Museum. Via Wikimedia. “. . . There is no more human a picture in the entire range of Quattrocento painting, whether in […]

Dr. Peabody, the ideal medical practitioner

Rachel Bright Kevin Qosja Liam Butchart Stony Brook, New York, United States   Embankment by Rachel Whiteread. Turbine Hall, The Tate Modern, Bankside, London. 12 November 2005. Photo by Fin Fahey. In part inspired by the aftermath of her mother’s death, the white boxes are reminiscent of the many boxes the artist had to pack […]

A good bedside manner

Richard Holm Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States   The following essay was presented as part of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Television show On Call on July 22, 2010. In 1988 Arnold P. Gold MD, a physician educator at Columbia University, noted a disturbing trend for medical students and residents. Students were over-emphasizing advancing […]