Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How the Plague affected art in 14th century Italy

The Black Plague that took place in 14th century Italy causing a loss of about 60% of Italy's population.  The citizens of Italy were surrounded by  death, sickness, and the feeling of depression.  The subjects of art being made in this era were focused on the sadness and death occurring in Italy at the time.  Art being produced during this plague also contained plenty of religious subjects.  The people were becoming more religious; therefore art became less important.  Italians were putting their money and time into churches due to the outstanding number of civilians dying.  They also put their money into hospitals.  Art at this point in time in Italy wasn't anyone's priority, however it was still being created.  

No comments: