Spanish Flu

Pandemic and Mobility Shown in a Picture

  • Mobility is an essential element but movement spreads epidemic with the movement of germs and virus.
  • It is explained with the history of art focusing on the artwork of an artist, looking at the changes from God-centred world to the human-centred society.
  • Artworks of Pieter Brueghel, Joss Liperence, and French painter Jules Ely Delaunay are reviewed.
  • Reviewing the history of occurrence of pests during King Gongmin of Goryeo, cholera during Joseon period and Spanish flu in 1918.
  • Looking at the process of spreading Spanish flu through the movement of soldiers and trade in artworks of Edvard Munch, Egon Shiele and Klimt.