“While his story chronicles the tragedy of a disease that plagued the gay community for an entire generation, it is also the colourful celebration of a life lived to the fullest, creating a legacy of hope, pride and brightness even in the darkest of times.”
In The Mood for Love
“Visual excess combined with a pared-back narrative characterise this nostalgic love letter to the director’s childhood, ultimately creating an experience that stays with one long after its final scenes.”
Separating Identity from Art: Artemisia Gentileschi’s Ultraviolence
“Can we remove art from its persistent association with trauma and pain, or must every artwork have some sort of psychological explanation? A look into the subject of Gentileschi’s most famous artwork is in itself an interesting exploration of identity and how it plays into different styles of representation.”
The Weekly Petri: Art, Symbolism and Michelangelo
Michelangelo’s skill in recreating the human body can be attributed to his extensive study of cadavers in his early apprenticeships, performing his own dissections at the age of eighteen.
The Weekly Petri: Brave New World
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
The Weekly Petri: Pain, Paint & Frida Kahlo
Kahlo’s life was marred by great suffering- chronic pain, alcoholism, infidelity, physical disability and mental illness were experiences often reflected in her art.
The Weekly Petri: Edvard Munch and Painting the Psyche
Munch’s art explored themes of repression and instability representative of his own mental anguish; they were deeper messages awaiting diagnostic interpretations.
The Weekly Petri: Never Let Me Go
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.
The Weekly Petri: Anatomy With Da Vinci
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.
The Weekly Petri: Monet Through a Medical Lens
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.