Palliative Care

 

Matthew Greenburgh: Palliative Care

Japanese maple - Acer palmatum

130x147m - edition of 4 plus artist’s proof
65x74m - edition of 5

Most people giving palliative care are, of course, highly professional and can normally be effective. But the legal restrictions placed on them can result in pain and indignity for some dying patients and anguish for their families.

The image conjured up for me by these powerless patients is connected to the descent into hell on the last judgement day. I have tried to echo this style of painting in my picture.

 

Next Leaf

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The Last Judgement (detail), Hans Memling c1571

 

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The Last Judgement (detail), Jacob de Backer, c1580


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