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Inside Christina’s World

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Working with medical students at Penn State University, J.O. Ballard, MD, uses the art of Andrew Wyeth to sharpen their observational skills and help them develop an empathic understanding of the patient’s lived experience of illness.

Frida Kahlo’s Body: Confronting Trauma in Art

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By Siobhan M. Conaty, PhD – Frida Kahlo remains one of the few artists whose recognition reaches beyond the professional art world and into the realm of popular culture.  Academic books and solo exhibitions have been plentiful over the past few decades, but there are also children’s books, jewelry and clothing, dolls and puppets, movies, and […]

The Anatomy Studies of Thomas Eakins

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By Angela Fritz, MA — Since ancient times, art and science have shared common boundaries; many famous artists have used scientific experimentation to understand their surroundings more fully. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was one of these artists, who considered his interest in anatomy, perspective, dissection and motion in direct relationship to his artistic output. In fact, […]