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master paintings in covid times

by Donald Patten |

Almost overnight, COVID-19 has changed the way people interact with each other and with our own bodies. In the past, significant painters, the old masters, would depict historically significant disasters that happened to them as a way to cope.

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Olympia on a Zoom Call (2022) references Olympia by Édouard Manet from 1863.

Café Terrace at COVID Capacity (2022) references Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh from 1888.

The COVID Card Players (2022) references The Card Players by Paul Cézanne from around 1894 or 1895.

The COVID Nightmare (2022) references The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli from 1781.

Mask Gleaners (2022) references Gleaners by Jean-François Millet from 1857.

| Donald Patten is an oil painter, illustrator, and graphic novelist from Belfast, Maine. He is currently a senior in the BFA program at the University of Maine.


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