Tag Archives: Medicine

1936: Then It Will Be Over

Here we are, alone again. It’s all so slow, so heavy, so sad … I’ll be old soon. Then at last it will be over. So many people have come into my room. They’ve talked. They haven’t said much. They’ve … Continue reading

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1912: Little Demons

Richard Tennant Cooper: An unconscious naked man lying on a table being attacked by little demons armed with surgical instruments; symbolising the effect of chloroform on the human body (1912); from a series of medically-themed paintings commissioned in 1912 by … Continue reading

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1920: Drag

Drag ball in the USSR, 1920’s From a review of Dan Healey’s Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: Famously, the Russian Revolution brought the decriminalization of homosexuality in an act both nearly unique in Europe and astonishingly advanced in a country … Continue reading

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2009: Prescription

Margaret Owen: Daily Painting #214 (2009) (source)

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1920: Acts of Mercy

        Frederick Cayley Robinson: Acts of Mercy (1916–20); it seems the first two paintings are referred to as The Orphans, while the second two are referred to as The Doctor.

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1862: Traveling Companions

Augustus Leopold Egg: The Travelling Companions (1862) The city in the background of this painting is Menton, on the Côte d’Azur, which had become a popular destination for sufferers of tuberculosis following the 1861 publication of Dr. James Henry Bennet’s … Continue reading

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1933: As for Myself, I Calmly Continued to Paint

Diego Rivera writes about the reactions to his murals in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Thoroughly immersed in my labors though I was, I became conscious after a time, that whispers were beginning to circulate through the city concerning certain … Continue reading

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