The Medieval Presence

The corona pandemic has revealed the actual dimension of irrationality in our, well, modern societies. 

Be it the believers of the theory that Bill Gates has caused COVID, be it president Trump who suggested injecting disinfectant as a treatment, the medieval times and their beliefs seem quite near. As the Washington Post put it: No vaccine can end the pandemic of ignorance.

Gerald’s postcard which appeared in a limited edition of 3 copies shows the fictitious saint of the triangle. The Latin plea above his head says: “Protect us from the plague.” Under his feet is the score of a Gregorian song during the time of pestilence which implores the star of heaven who nourished the Lord.

The drawing was included in an exhibition on the topic pandemic art, curated by the Artlife Foundation in  Ventura, CA, USA.

Published by Gerald Jatzek

Gerald is a poet and musician who writes in German and English . He has published books for children and adults. He has played in quite some countries, including Italy, Greece, and Hong Kong. 2001 he received the Austrian State Prize for Children’s Poetry.

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