Today that work, “the gross clinic,” by thomas eakins, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest canvases of american art when the painting was exhibited in 2002 in an eakins. Thomas eakins' the gross clinic (1875) in 1875 eakins embarked on a painting intended for the centennial exposition in philadelphia, and as his subject he returned to jefferson medical college where he sat and observed the teaching of dr gross. Perhaps his most well-known and ambitious work for the city of philadelphia is the gross clinic, a painting completed in 1875 that spotlights the local physician samuel david gross thomas eakins, the gross clinic, 1875, oil on canvas (philadelphia museum of art & the pennsylvania academy of fine arts.
The gross clinic, oil on canvas by thomas eakins, 1875 in the jefferson medical college of thomas jefferson university, philadelphia 2 × 25 m bridgeman art library, london/superstock early life and artistic training eakins was born in philadelphia and, except for one extended study trip abroad and a brief trip to the west, virtually his entire life was spent in that city. Born to a calligraphist in philadelphia in 1844, thomas eakins first displayed an aptitude for line drawing at the age of 12 in 1861 he enrolled at the pennsylvania academy of fine arts (pafa), and in 1866, he set off to paris to complete further training. The gross clinic, or, the clinic of dr gross, is an 1875 painting by american artist thomas eakins it is oil on canvas and measures 8 feet by 65 feet #thegrossclinic.
Thomas eakins was an american painter born in philadelphia, and has been called one of america's greatest painters of all time he painted in the realist style, and began his studies at the pennsylvania academy of fine arts. In 1874, he attended surgical demonstrations by dr samuel david gross and in 1875 created a painting of one such demonstration, which he named the gross clinic (5, 6) this picture of dr gross and his assistants, performing surgery, introduced a theme of a man in his working environment, to which eakins frequently returned. Order museum quality oil painting reproduction of the gross clinic by thomas eakins this recreated thomas eakins replica will be 100% hand-painted by our expert artists on high quality grade canvas. Artist: thomas eakins (1844-1916), one of the greatest american painters, an artist of severity, of 19th-century sobriety, who never seemed to doubt that his was a moral vocation eakins was born. Thomas eakins, the champion single sculls (max schmitt in a single scull), 1871, oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 46 1/4 in (metropolitan museum of art) more often than not, an art museum is designed to inspire quiet contemplation, encouraging visitors to stand before a painting and reflect on a work’s gravity and significance.
The agnew clinic (or the clinic of dr agnew) is an 1889 oil painting by american artist thomas eakins it was commissioned to honor anatomist and surgeon david hayes agnew , on his retirement from teaching at the university of pennsylvania. The gross clinic has generated numerous interpretations, ranging from the psychoanalytic examination of the painting as an oedipal fantasy to the more formalist analyses which focus on the light hitting the forehead of dr gross and his hand, as well as the patient, and the relationship of the painting to rembrandt's painting of the anatomy. Thomas eakins’s “gross clinic,” as great as any american painting of the 19th century, was about to leave philadelphia but will now stay in the city that has always been home to it.
Artwork description & analysis: an intense scene, eakins' the gross clinic is large in scale, measuring eight feet wide and over six feet across eakins paints dr samuel d gross, a teacher and surgeon at the jefferson medical college in philadelphia, engaged in a teaching demonstration of a surgical procedure for the medical students seated. This painting was purchased jointly by the pennsylvania academy of the fine arts and the philadelphia museum of art in 2007 media in category the gross clinic by thomas eakins the following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total 'portrait of dr samuel d gross' ('the gross clinic'). The painting was completed quickly, in three months, rather than the year it took eakins to complete the gross clinic eakins painted a second version in black and white, specifically to be reproduced by photography.
Editor's note: for further information about thomas eakins's life and work, see the dvd, thomas eakins: scenes from modern life, annotated in this database miscellaneous for information about the figures in the painting, the career of dr gross, and an image of the painting, see on-line resources below (click on the image to get a larger. Thomas eakins (1844-1916) is recognized as one of america’s foremost painters, thanks in large part to well-known realist images like the gross clinicyet evidence suggests that he considered his historical paintings among his most important—and perhaps best—works. Thomas eakins is a whitmanian painter he was inspired and influenced by the the great poet walt whitman eakins had the unique opportunity to befriend the poet -- he therefore is influenced by whitman as a poet and as a person.