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Pox and Pestilence- Art and the unforgiving*

7 Dec 2021
Start time
7:30 PM
Dr James Grant
Pox and Pestilence- Art and the unforgiving*

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Pox and Pestilence- Art and the unforgiving*
Dr James Grant

Disease and how it is perceived and depicted by artists can tell us something very fundamental about what it is to be human. It tells us how we respond to the fear of the unknown, of disability and death. It also tells us about the fundamental human need to believe in something greater than oneself as a source of comfort and support. This lecture explores how artists have tackled these difficult themes in relation to epidemic infectious diseases such as leprosy, smallpox, AIDS and Covid! It recognises how artists can be remarkably positive amidst such suffering. All is not doom and gloom!

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