Three Oncologists by Ken Currie art print
28 x 35.6 cm art print reproduction of Three Oncologists (Professor RJ Steele, Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri and Professor Sir David P Lane of the Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee) by Ken Currie from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
The luminous quality of the paint makes the figures look almost ghostly, expressing the sense of horror and anxiety associated with cancer. All three men appear to have been disturbed in the middle of their duties: one has blood on his hands and the other is holding a medical implement.
The men represented in this painting are professors in the department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee. The Head of Department and Professor of Surgery, Sir Alfred Cuschieri, is in the centre. Sir David Lane, Professor of Molecular Oncology is on the right. On the left is surgeon Professor Steele.
Ken Currie is a Scottish artist and a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. Currie's paintings show a profound interest in the body (physical and metaphorical) and the "terror" of mortality. His works are primarily concerned with how the human body is affected by illness, ageing and physical injury