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Virus. Covid-19. Lockdown. Art.
To Sneeze or not.(after Picasso).Gleason. 2020.
mixed media on paper
A3 size.

I have long admired Picasso's Drawings of heads from the 1930's period, usually clutching a handkerchief in the hand to the face. I have used this idea because as we all know in the early period of the pandemic it could be embarrassing to sneeze. To use a handkerchief or the crook of the arm seemed ok. But we now know that a mask can help to contain the aersol effect of a sneeze.