10 comments

  1. equipsblog · March 26

    Love it, Francisco.

  2. margarethallfineart · March 26

    A brilliant post, Francisco. There was quite a contrast between the treatment of the subject by past artists and modern ones. Perhaps the older painters concentrated only on the horrific side of it because there was no vaccine or treatment.

    • I think so Margaret. In those days all they saw was the death and the misery and since there was little to do about it, they ignored the brighter, more positive aspects of it. Thank you!
      FBC

  3. Brad Osborne · March 26

    I do not know if I agree. I think modern artists have sterilized their work depicting death and suffering to create more mass appeal. The earlier artists depicted life in a stark reality where death and suffering were not uncommon. It is no less uncommon now, but we prefer not to look it in the eye. Just an opinion…great selection of art FBC!

    • I think you’re right. There’s too much emphasis now to be a conformist and to be pc, which I am not in total agreement with. In those days the health system was nothing to write home about so artists neglected it and today death is not proper so they opt for the safer option. No, I agree with your point Brad and thank you so much!
      All the best,
      FBC.

  4. azurea20 · March 27

    Interesante y en algunos momentos escalofriantes las pinturas.. Pero me ha encantado, He ido a Wikipedia porque me impresionado el pintor . Buen finde.

    • Si, es verdad, son emocionanes, interesantes y escalofriantes, sin duda y a ese pintor, Boklin, le voy a hacer un video hoy, ya lo veras…

  5. Anna Waldherr · March 28

    I found this collection very moving. We know, of course, that millions died of plague in past centuries. The coronavirus can hardly compare. Death on such a scale is daunting, to the least. We are reminded how small and insignificant we are, how often powerless in the face of greater forces. That artists had the skill to capture that feeling — and the desire to do so despite their own overwhelming fear — is a tremendous achievement.

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