Eye of the Artist: The Impact of disease on the formation of Art

2Wednesday, October 14th,  Anton and Rose Zverina Lecture by Jonathan Lass, M.D., “The Eye of the Artist.”

Art. Science. Disease. Medicine. The combination can result in startling and beautiful revelations. We welcome you to join us at the museum for a free public lecture, followed by a reception, on the “Eye of the Artist.”

Have an interest in art? Spent hours contemplating impressionist paintings and wondering about the world as the artist saw it? Or perhaps you have an interest in medicine or medical humanities, and you want to know more about intersections between art and practice. Join us to hear Dr. Lass, the Charles I Thomas Professor, and formerly chair, in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Medical Director of the Cleveland Eye Bank. He will explore the impact of various eye diseases upon famous artists, the impact of these conditions1 on their style and productivity, and the changing the history of art itself. The artists to be discussed by Dr. Lass will include Pissaro, Monet, Degas, and O’Keefe. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder!!

The talk begins at 6:00PM, followed by a reception in the Dittrick Museum gallery. There is no charge, but you must register to get a seat! Please RSVP to Jennifer Nieves at 216/369-3648 or via email at jks4@case.edu

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Brandy Schillace

Historian and author Brandy Schillace, PhD, is Editor for Medhum Fiction | Daily Dose, Research Associate and Public Engagement at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum, as well as Managing Editor of the medical anthropology journal Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.

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