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06 April 2018Pox, Pestilence and Plague
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Pox, Pestilence and Plague Dr James Grant Friday 06 April 2018

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 Ebola! It recognises how artists can remain remarkably positive amidst suffering. All is not doom and gloom!

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