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Title: Bristlecone Pine Moonrise
Year: 2019
Artist : Jacob Buchowski
Artist Statement:
Although I reside in St. Louis, Missouri, my favorite place to photograph is the American Southwest. The reason for this is two-fold. First, and perhaps most obvious reason to those who have spent time in the area, is the unique beauty of the landscape. The second reason is more personal. The first place I lived when I moved from Poland where I was born and lived until I was a teenager was Utah. During the year my family and I lived in the area, we were fortunate to travel to most of the National Parks in the region and the beauty of the region is vividly imprinted in my mind. It is, therefore, not surprising that I return to this area often.
My latest trip to region involved spending a few days photographing the dessert and mountains in Nevada and California. Eastern Sierra is a region in California comprising the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada and stretches from Lone Pine in the south to the Nevada line in the north. It includes Mono and Inyo counties and contains many of the Sierra’s most awe inspiring settings such as Mount Whitney (the highest mountain in the lower U.S.), Mono Lake, Bodie Ghost Town, and eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Eastern Sierra are also home to bristlecone pines. These trees, which grow in isolated groves just below the tree line between 5,600 and 11,200 feet (1,700 and 3,400 m) of elevation are some of the oldest living organisms on earth. Some of the trees in the grove where this photograph was taken are nearly 5,000 years old. This specific photograph, titled Bristlecone Pine Moonrise, was made towards the end of the day spent photographing these magnificent trees. I was drawn to this scene by the complex shape of the tree, its texture illuminated by the warm setting sun, and obviously the moonrise. When making this photograph I wanted to expresses the unique beauty and majesty of the bristlecone pine and the landscape in which they live.
Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS, is the Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Neurological Surgery. He is a Vice Chair and Chief of the Spine Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Buchowski earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins, where he served as administrative chief resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was fellowship trained in adult and pediatric spine surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Buchowski's clinical interests include surgical treatment of primary and metastatic spinal tumors; spinal deformity surgery for scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, and kyphosis; and surgical treatment of degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. His research interests include: clinical outcomes following surgery for spinal tumors and metastatic spine disease and complex reconstructive/deformity surgery. He also has an interest in translational and basic science research related to spine surgery.

1. Selection of Dr.Jeffrey Wang

Introduction to Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Title: Bullfight
Year: 1934
Artist: Pablo Picasso

© 2020 - Succession Pablo Picasso - SACK (Korea)

2. Selection of Dr. Hyeun Sung Kim

Development of Endoscopic Spine Surgery for Healthy Life: To Provide Spine Care for Better, for Worse, for Richer, for Poorer, in Sickness and in Health

Title: Girl before a mirror
Year: 1932
Artist: Pablo Picasso

Girl Before Mirror was painted in March 1932. It was produced in the style Picasso was using at the time and evoked an image of Vanity such as had been utilized in art in earlier eras, though Picasso shifts the emphasis and creates a very different view of the image. The work is considered in terms of the erotic in Picasso's art, and critics in different periods have offered their assessments of the work to show a wide range of reactions.
The young girl was named Marie Therese Walter and was painted multiple times during the 1930's by Picasso.

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3. Selection of Dr. Sang Gu Lee

Why Should We Perform Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Title: The Dream
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Year: 1932

Le Rêve (The Dream in French) is a 1932 oil painting (130 × 97 cm) by Pablo Picasso, then 50 years old, portraying his 24-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on January 24, 1932. It belongs to Picasso's period of distorted depictions, with its oversimplified outlines and contrasted colors resembling early Fauvism.

The erotic content of the painting has been noted repeatedly, with critics pointing out that Picasso painted an erect penis, presumably symbolizing his own, in the upturned face of his model.

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4. Selection of Dr. Michael Mayer

Neurospine Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, 2nd Issue

Title: Accordionist
Year: 1911
Artist: Pablo Picasso

Picasso’s still life Carafe, Jug, and Fruit Bowl, painted two summers before, shows an earlier stage of this style. Surfaces are broken into sharply defined planes but are not yet complexly fragmented; forms still retain an illusion of volume; and perspective, though dramatically shortened, is not obliterated. At its climax, Braque and Picasso brought Analytic Cubism almost to the point of complete abstraction. Among such works is Picasso’s Accordionist, a baffling composition that one of its former owners mistook for a landscape because of the inscription “Céret” on the reverse. With diligence, one can distinguish the general outlines of the seated accordionist, denoted by a series of shifting vertically aligned triangular planes, semicircular shapes, and right angles; the centrally located folds of the accordion and its keys; and, in the lower portion of the canvas, the volutes of an armchair. But Picasso’s elusive references to recognizable forms and objects cannot always be precisely identified and, as the Museum of Modern Art’s founding director Alfred H. Barr, Jr. observed, “the mysterious tension between painted image and ‘reality’ remains.”

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5. Selection of Dr. Choon Keun Park

Inside-Out and Outside-In Techniques in Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Are These Techniques Efficient Even for Pathology Irrelevant to the Intervertebral Foramen?

Title: Child with a Dove
Year: 1901
Artist: Pablo Picasso

Child with a Dove is one of Picasso's earliest works: he was twenty-one, or even less, but his own style is already apparent. He probably painted it in Paris during his second visit, when he was staying with Spanish friends. By that time he had seen, studied, and assimilated contemporary French painting: he had taken Toulouse-Lautrec's way of rendering a visual impression rapidly with a few forceful lines and shrill spots of color, and made it his own. Also, he had learned from Degas how to observe a figure sharply and with detachment. In Child with a Dove, we see a new thoughtfulness, a poetic sympathy with the subject, qualities that were to dominate his work in the years that followed.

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