Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Venus of Willendorf

  • Obesity and art

    Bojana CokićZajecar, Serbia Obesity is the oldest and most common metabolic disorder of humans, as shown even by the sculptures of ancient civilizations, the Greek caryatids, and Egyptian sphinxes and mummies. Many artists have painted it on their canvases as seen through the prism of their artistic eye and in accordance with the prevalent conceptions…