Kahlo’s life was marred by great suffering- chronic pain, alcoholism, infidelity, physical disability and mental illness were experiences often reflected in her art. Continue reading The Weekly Petri: Pain, Paint & Frida Kahlo
Munch’s art explored themes of repression and instability representative of his own mental anguish; they were deeper messages awaiting diagnostic interpretations. Continue reading The Weekly Petri: Edvard Munch and Painting the Psyche
A contemplative reflection about how we as a society view what makes up a human life, and a confronting, unsettling interrogation about the lengths to which medicine is willing to go. Continue reading The Weekly Petri: Never Let Me Go
While sadly the fruits of da Vinci’s labour, lost to time, were unable to contribute largely to medical innovation, our knowledge in the present allows us insight into the mind of a brilliant scientist. Continue reading The Weekly Petri: Anatomy With Da Vinci
Monet’s art allows for the examination of a revolutionary movement, as well as a harrowing account of how one man’s illness affected his world. Continue reading The Weekly Petri: Monet Through a Medical Lens
Those interested in psychiatry will appreciate Chekhov’s fascinating but bleak portrayal of 19th century asylums in this short story. Continue reading The Weekly Petri: Ward No. 6
This week we examine the prejudices of William Carlos Williams’ “A Face of Stone” while looking inwards at our own.