Plague Art

Chapter 15 briefly touches on the “Black Death” and its effect on the amount of food produced in sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe. Basically, once the plague and crop failures became commonplace in the 13th century, the continent wasn’t particularly hospitable for the next 400 years. I was looking for a piece of art that captured the terror and desolation caused by the plague, and I think this pretty much encompasses those concepts.


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