Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sickness and death

  • Edvard Munch: sickness and death

    The Sick Child Death in the Sickroom 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…