Plague - The last dance
Historically, various epidemics and pandemics have been catastrophic for humanity. The magnitude of these biological catastrophes would profoundly and forever modify the different human structures. Art, particularly in its visual and literary manifestations, involved an element of psychological defense and reconciliation in the face of these epidemics.
“We don't usually pay due attention to the important role that the bed plays in our lives. We are born in one bed and die in another, and half of our existence passes within it. The bed shelters our illnesses, it is the nest of our dreams, the battlefield of love. It is our most intimate space, the primordial lair of the animal that we carry within. For Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter, the bed was all this and much more: shelter, torture rack, sacred altar.”
Rosa Montero, Women's Stories, 1995. Frida Kahlo: The world is a bed.