Richard Tennant Cooper, Syphilis, 1912

Related to this painting, a frightening 2006 version of Dracula by the BBC featured Lucy’s husband Jonathan as suffering from inherited syphilis. This turn of the century gouache stylistically echoes Munch’s 1895 The Three Stages of Woman. Femme fatale theme of the turn of the century dominates. Notice the woman’s gown/ shroud has a serpentine tail.90e0e79555b20b5fed850d100f22.jpg


About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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1 Response to Richard Tennant Cooper, Syphilis, 1912

  1. marblenecltr says:

    This well done cautionary painting approaches its worth of one thousand words.

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