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Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod: Plague and Artistic Healing

By Tingxuan Nan Abstract As an important historical variable, epidemics have profoundly influenced the society throughout the history of different civilizations. Artists often reflect on the relationship between man and nature, as well as society in the face of disaster through their artistic creations – Poussin is one of them. The paper analyzes The Plague of Ashdod created by Poussin in 1630, from the perspectives of … Continue reading Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod: Plague and Artistic Healing