Art is Everything

The next installment of our Art & Medicine arc! Starting in this episode we are going to change the format. Instead of one big episode every three weeks, we are going to release a new episode every other week, but alternate between shows with interviews and shows with additional segments (Finger Painting, A-Line etc...). The goal is to get content out more consistently, but in more bite size episodes!

This week we talked with professor George Andrews from the University of Virginia about his interactive murals for the inpatient psychiatry unit in the UVA Medical Center.

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Face coverings with COVID-19 illustrations by Jennifer Fairman

Divine Horsemen by Angus Carter, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 2017

You can find more of his work here.

Chuck Close sits in front of a self portrait. Courtesy of ArtNet.

Artwork by Henry Darger. Courtesy of Widewalls.

Two murals painted by Bolanle Adeboye at the inpatient psychiatry unit of University of Virginia Medical Center.

View more of Bolanle's work here.

Learn more about George Andrews here.

This is the first installment of a multi-part conversation about the intersection of art and medicine. In it, we discuss Van Gogh's ear as it was grown in a lab and displayed in an art gallery. We talk about the prolific work of Dr. Frank H. Netter. We also have a fascinating conversation with Associate Professor Jennifer Fairman of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and we throughly gross out Aaron's brother.

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Illustration at Piedmont Pediatrics

Medical Illustration by Leonardo da Vinci

Sugababe by Deimut Strebe and MIT, 2015

Ear on Arm by Stelarc

Frank H. Netter in his Studio

Medical Illustrations by Frank H. Netter

Website banner from the School of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Associate Professor Jennifer Fairman, Fairman Studios

Medical illustration by Jennifer Fairman

CDC image of SARS-CoV-2 by Alissa Eckert, MSMI and Dan Higgins, MAMS

Artwork from The A-Line with Chris Miller

Picture of Dorian Gray by Ivan Albright, 1943-1944

Artwork from Finger Painting For Your Ears

Orange and Yellow by Mark Rothko, 1956

EPISODE TWO - Bathroom Art

In this episode, we discuss the long history of bathing, bathrooms, toilets, and bodily functions portrayed in Western Art. We touch on latrinalia, Immersion (Piss Christ) by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano, and a rather unusual painting by 16th-century Venetian painter Lorenzo Lotto. We interview some of you about what kind of art you have in your bathroom and why, and we have a fascinating conversation with art historian Sarah Kleinman of Virginia Commonwealth University.

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The Bathers by Paul Cezanne, 1899 - 1906

Immersion (Piss Christ) by Andres Serrano, 1987

Venus and Cupid by Lorenzo Lotto, mid-1520s

BJARNE MELGAARD takes over Luxembourg & Dayan’s fourth floor bathroom for the duration of their Grisaille exhibition, 2012. Photos courtesy of

Artworks from the bathrooms of our interviewees

From Thomas Guterbock

From Sara Guterbock

From Rob Layne

From Brandy Carlson

From Kurt Seip

From Deborah Davis

From Kathy Johnson

Artworks from The A-Line with Chris Miller

Painting, Smoking, Eating by Philip Guston, 1973

Zone by Philip Guston, 1953-1954

Artworks from the interview with Sarah Kleinman

Onésimos, c. 500-480 BCE, Athens, Greece Ceramic Musée du Louvre, copyright pbk/RMN - Grand Palais/Herveé Lewandowski Included in the exhibition Body, Gaze, Power: A Cultural History of the Bath at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, July 3 to 26, 2020

Yasumasa, Woman Washing Hair, ca. 1900 Ivory, 1.259 in. Düsseldorf, Kunstpalast Included in the exhibition Body, Gaze, Power: A Cultural History of the Bath at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, July 3 to 26, 2020

Henry Siddons Mowbray, Harem Scene, ca. 1884–1900

Titian, Diana and Actaeon, 1556-1559 "George Shaw: My Back to Nature" at National Gallery, London

George De La Tour, Woman Catching a Flea, 1638 Oil on canvas, 47.2 x 35.4 in. Lorraine Historical Museum, Nancy, France

Giuseppe Cesari, Diana and Actaeon, ca. 1602 -03 Oil on copper, 19.6 x 27.1 in. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Edgar Degas, Woman in a Tub, c. 1883. Pastel on paper, 295.6 x 295.6 in. Tate, London, U.S.

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 Photograph by alfred Stiglitz

Joseph Beuys performing a ritualistic foot washing with his students. German photographer Ute Klophaus was dedicated to documenting the works of artist Joseph Beuys. Until Beuys' death in 1986, Klophaus recorded his performance art in black and white.

Maurizio Cattelan, America, 2016 Functioning toilet made of 18-karat solid gold, 103 kg/227 lb The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Photo by Andrew Russeth

EPISODE ONE - Art & Social Change

In this episode, we discuss a banana taped to a wall, the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia, how representation matters in youth media, and medical analysis of a couple very famous paintings.

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"It's a banana!" Comedian by Maurizio Cattelan, 2019 (Photo courtesy of The New York Times website.)

Some photos of the Robert E. Lee memorial by Martha Ann Spruill. You can see the full series of photographs on our facebook page.

Here are the two pieces that Aaron discusses with his brother: Judith slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi, 1614–18

Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio, 1598–1599

And here's some fantastic Steven Universe Future fan art from @Baroque_and_Krafts on Instagram.

Before We Begin

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