Plagues have been a part of human life for as long as there have been humans. So, it’s no surprise that plagues and the topic of death is pervasive in artwork, especially from the medieval era. But how did these topics influence European artwork from the 14th to 17th century? In this presentation we’ll discuss how both past and contemporary plagues influenced artwork during these centuries, why there are so many depictions of half dead people and why skeletons love to dance.
RadLab is a low-key workshop series for sharing totally rad projects, ideas, and experiences. Since our launch in 2020, we've hosted over thirty student presentations covering topics like fringe art movements, sneaker manufacturing, interactive fiction, creative coding, amateur astronomy, combat robots, and much much more.
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