Outbreaks & Artwork– How the Plague Shaped 14th Century Paintings

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Triumph of Death (detail), c. 1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid

The pandemic has had an effect on so many aspects of our lives, and its impact on art cannot be overlooked. Many artists confined to their homes are unavoidably producing works that directly address this problem, or that the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic will be expressed in their future works indirectly.