One of the great painters at the turn of the 20th century, Paula Modersohn-Becker’s unique voice and style defy easy categorization. A contemporary of Picasso and Monet, Modersohn-Becker used thick impasto paint application in vibrant colors, creating paintings that would be important examples of early German expressionism. Here is a look at ten of her greatest paintings.
In April, art institutions began honoring the medical profession by showcasing works from their collections under the hashtag #MuseumsThankHealthHeroes. As we cheer the heroic efforts of frontline healthcare workers while safely working from home and waiting for a vaccine for COVID-19, artists continue to document our times. Artists have depicted medical advances and health practices throughout history in ways that reflect changing attitudes towards those professions, fear of disease, hope, and empathy.