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 Professor Jennifer Fairman of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and we thoroughly gross out Aaron's brother.
It's a bonus episode!This episode contains our full interview with Professor Sarah Kleinman of Virginia Commonwealth University regarding bathroom art. She gave us her perspective on art history related to bathing and bathrooms as it has manifested through time.
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.