Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: In Death in the Sickroom

  • Edvard Munch: sickness and death

    These two paintings by the famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) reflect his lifelong melancholia and obsession with sickness and death. This has been attributed to his childhood experiences of his father’s drifting towards insanity, his mother’s death from tuberculosis, and the later death of two siblings from the same disease. Melancholia affected the artist…