Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: James Ensor

  • Ensor’s use of emesis in art

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   James Ensor, Seven Deadly Sins, Gluttony (1904). Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels. Image cropped to plate size. Via Wikimedia The Belgian artist James Ensor (1860-1949) was born to a Belgian mother, Maria Catherina Haegheman, and an English father, James Frederick Ensor. He was born and spent his entire life in…

  • Two feasts of celebration: Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights and Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party

    Wilson F. Engel, III Gilbert, Arizona, USA   Judy Chicago, Detail of ceramic representations of body parts on dinner plates from, The Dinner Party, Installation 1970s. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York The Dinner Party, Judy Chicago’s now-famous mixed-media installation in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at…