Gingival inflammation in the Flemish painter Hendrick ter Brugghen's Unequal Couple painting.

Demirel K., Görkey Ş.

British dental journal, vol.229, pp.383-385, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 229
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41415-020-2054-0
  • Journal Name: British dental journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-385
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The evaluation of painting in terms of medicine and dentistry is increasingly shared in academic publications. The clear depiction of gingival inflammation seen in the female figure in Hendrick ter Brugghen'sUnequal coupleattracted our attention. It is interesting to note the meticulous transfer of the actual condition of the diseased gingival tissues and the painter's very high observational ability. Although there may be many more examples of observational depictions, we believe that 'dental humanities' will develop by discussing such art works.