Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Willem de Kooning

  • A trip to the museum

    Sam WoodworthPortland, Maine I recently had the opportunity to visit the Frick Collection in New York City and was delighted to see Portrait of Comtesse d’Haussonville, a beautiful painting by the nineteenth-century French neoclassical artist, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. The subject of the painting, Louise de Broglie, appears to have just returned from a show…

  • The perfection of illness

    Zohaib AhmadPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States It is often but little appreciated that the creative and the consummate can be conceived in the throes of disease. The process of being ill can change people, not only through the mental stress, but also through the neurological changes inherent in neurodegenerative diseases such as in Alzheimer’s disease, where…