Pain and Disease in Figurative Arts: Casual and Didactic Images

Danielle Gourevitch


Speaking of representations of diseases and pain, which are more efficient and emotionally striking, those which have depicted intentionally or those drawn by chance? Using the book she wrote with Mirko Grmek, Les maladies dans l'art antique, Paris, Fayard, 1998, and comparing with some publications by Duchenne de Boulogne in Paris in the mid-XIXth century, the author gives her own answer.

Key words: Diseases - Pain - Ancient art - Chance - Duchenne de Boulogne

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