Logging On for Art During COVID-19

By Georgina Maddox
With art becoming a predominantly online culture during the pandemic, podcasts, live streaming, how-to-paint videos and more abound Author Millard Meiss’ 1951 book, Paintings in Florence and Siena after the Black Death — which analysed art made in the wake of the devastating Bubonic plague in Europe — is still considered path breaking. Now, in another period ruled by a pandemic, it would be interesting to see how art is being explored. The difference: it is an online culture now, with everyone house-bound. So it is a time of art blogs and podcasts, live streaming and virtual exhibitions, how-to-paint videos and short films. In fact, all this may have actually made art more accessible. [More]