A year ago today, Covid-19 changed art

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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past graffiti in Mumbai, India, June 12. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

March 10, On This Day

“Hold Me” by Cheryl L Zemke; Via The Washington Post
“Hold Me” by Cheryl L Zemke; Via The Washington Post

It was exactly a year ago, on March 10, 2020, that the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the world has experienced significant upheaval, and the art sector has not gone by untouched either.

Besides economic and logistical impact, the actual virus itself has also proved to be an inspiration to artists as a subject, encompassing themes of fear, uncertainty, death, gratitude, community, hope and more.

With the world under lockdown for several months, the empty streets also proved to be an open canvas for inspired artists to put their vision out for all to see in the form of graffiti.

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