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ARTWORK FOR SALE: Plague Doctor

ARTIST: Kelley Hensing
PRICE: $1,500.00

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Title: Plague Doctor
Mediums: Oils
Status: Unpublished Art
Price: $1,500.00
Tags: Animals, Dark Art, Paintings


Description

*New 2020 Painting*
Art: 11 x 19, with frame 15x23
Oil on panel, vintage frame with decorative floral embelishments

Shipping based on location, to US/Canada only at this time.

Created for the Mazza Museum 2021 show, "Creatures Most Curious"

A modern pandemic swept over 2020, and many of us have sought ways exorcise our anxieties. This piece was a fitting way to illustrate our fears of uncertainty, while cloaking it in a more fantastical expression. Plague doctors were actual figures in the history of plagues that have since evolved into folklore. Their classic costuming with the bird-like mask and waxed robes began in the 1600's in Europe, which featured a number of ways to ward off disease. One notable concept was the idea of 'miasma', the bad air that was believed to spread diseases. The beak-like mask would have held herbs and spices,which was used to ward off the evil air.