Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Jewish Patriarchs

  • Anatomy and pathology in Zurbarán’s Jewish and Christian figures

    Stephen Martin Durham, England, United Kingdom     Figure 1. Saint Francis in Meditation. 1650’s. Francisco de Zurbarán. © The National Gallery, London Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664) was painter to King Phillip IV of Spain and Portugal and a contemporary of Velázquez. He was the leading religious artist of the Spanish counter-reformation.1 A highly-skilled pioneer…