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“Our daily bread” – the scourge of pellagra

Meera Ladwa London, England, United Kingdom   “Our Daily Bread” (“Panem nostrum quotidianum”) Giuseppe Mentessi (1894-95), oil on canvas, Museo dell’Ottocento, Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Ferrara. In the northern Italian town of Ferrara hangs a little-known painting by Giuseppe Mentessi (1857-1931). Surrounded by a field of maize, a woman carries her exhausted child […]