Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Little Girl in a Blue Armchair

  • Painter, interrupted: Mary Cassatt and illness

    Christoper WalkerBielsko-Biala, Poland The year is 1868, and the twenty-two year-old Mary Cassatt has had her first painting, The Mandolin Player, accepted by the famous Paris Salon. The painting is in the realist style and is reminiscent of Rembrandt’s 1659 Self-Portrait. The background is lit as if there were a candle behind the sitting mandolin player, a…