Saturday, February 10, 2007


Nietzsche, originally uploaded by alicen.

Not too much art going on lately - I've been feeling under the weather. So here is a drawing of Nietzsche and the amazing moustache his sister cultivated after he went insane from syphilis. Pretty much everyone we've read this semester so far died of syphilis. Things apparently started getting more interesting around 1870, since this was not apparent in the course (Modern European Humanities) last semester.

1 comment:

LauraJ said...

I have just finished reading _The Ghost Map_ (, and many people died of cholera before thay could die of syphilis.