Art and Plague
The 14th century Black Death pandemics were conducive to great social, political and cultural change which ushered in the Renaissance chapter of European art. Artists, as always interpreted the new ways of living and dying. Over the centuries attitudes to plague change, mirrored in the images and iconography of art. As we know all too well, pandemics still come – and art responds.
Holds BA in History of Art and MA in English Language & Literature, with 20 years of lecturing experience on 3 continents. Since arrival in the UK in 2003, she has been working as a freelance lecturer, public programmes consultant and tour director. She has regularly presented art history courses and lectures, as well as trained staff and volunteers, at the Manchester Art Gallery, the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, University of Manchester and other art and learning institutions. She also organises and presents tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions across the UK and Europe, and study tours to the Balkans, Italy, France, Switzerland, Sweden and South Africa.