This picture might appear random but is probably staged. The nurse at Dr. Jacobson’s clinic is busy serving breakfast, yet she keeps still while the photograph is taken. Munch, on the other hand, has moved so that his body becomes almost transparent. The painting Self-Portrait from the Clinic
is placed against the wall and functions almost as a mirror image of the seated artist. His blurred face seems to direct its gaze as much toward the painting as at the nurse delivering his meal.