Web Sites with Art for Group Reports


Group One: Jennifer Babin, Trisha Brock, Kristine Cassan, Ed Dahlstrom

Cadmus -- The Myrmidons: from Bulfinch's mythology (taken from Ovid's Metamorphosis), a good description of a fierce and deadly plague/epidemic that overtook the army of Athens during the Trojan war, leaving the army and surrounding population destroyed.

http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/webgallery/morin/russell1.html -- broken link



http://heagy.com/aids-art/index.html: This web site looks into the art of one artist who is himself inflicted with the HIV virus. It gives stats that concide with the artist's work, while giving detailed descriptions of the art pieces.

http://www.get-involved.com/poetry-corner/thecorner.html: This web site looks at works of poetry, where the author is in someway connected to the HIV virus. It give accurate depictions of individualemotions as they work through and deal with the death of loved ones and of the arrival of death upon themselves.

http://www.bugshirts.com/: On a more humorous note, this web site deals with wearable diseases. A site designed for the kinky microbiologist. Order your disease now!

Slide Show:

The Golden Age: The perfect world created by the gods for themselves.

Pandora: A 5th century BC artifact depicting two gods adorning their creation, the first woman, Pandora.

"Eve, the First Pandora": A 16th century French master pays homage to Greek mythology with "Eve, the first Pandora".

The Silver Age: The world where Pandora enjoyed the creation and its creators. A time when man and gods played together.

The Bronze Age: Before disease entered the world, mankind flourished in cities of prosperity.

Pandora Opens the Box: The famous scene, she opens the box and releases the evil and sickness. Until that time men lived free from ills, toil and sicknesses, but Pandora opened a jar containing all kinds of evils and these flew out and since then they afflict mankind.

Discouraged by man: The gods abandon their creation and soon man turns the earth into a fiery hell of greed and sickness.The Iron Age.


Group Two: Molly Defreese, Angie Dunnett, Craig Grass, Kathy Larsen, Jake Ostman

Coming of the Missionary & Smallpox: Summary: This painting depicts a missionary heading towards a Native American. It symbolizes that not only did Christianity try to convert the Native Americans, but in the process they unintentionally brought disease. This aspect of Christianity was depicted in the movie "Black Robe."

Hogarth's Vision: This is a work of art which was later added onto. The caption for it reads, "Hogarth's vision of the effects of vaccination." This vision reflects the views of many people during the time of Jenner and his cow pox vaccine. (They thought people would start turning into cows.)

Summer Rain: This work of art by Rhonda Angel depicts a Native American woman. The art reflects the fact that many Native Americans suffered from disease that was brought by the "white man."

Civil War Smallpox Hospital: This is a photograph which clearly falls under the category of artwork known as photography. There is information on the hospital itself below the photo. Many think that this house which was converted into a hospital is haunted.

Jenner: Smallpox is Stemmed: This work of art by Robert A. Thom is an illustration of Jenner giving the first smallpox inoculation. This painting was done for Thom's history of medicine series. Probably because this event was a major breakthrough in medicinal history. At least that would make sense, but check it out for yourself.

Comic Book Character: Two young men are putting together a comic book. Smallpox is the name of a character depicted in their comic book and this page is a description of that comic book character. This character has ties to the Indians like the Aztecs and the Incas who were conquered by conquistadors.

Medicine Man: A medicine man is depicted administering his services to a patient. This work done by Eastman reflects the ways of Native American life and some of their beliefs.

The Cow Pock-or-the-Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!: This illustration by Gillray is an expansion on the work of Hogarth. It is quite colorful and has many activities going on. This illustration, like Hogarth's view shows people turning into cows as a result of inoculation with cow pox.

Additional Information on Gillray's Expansion: This site shows Gillray's work in less detail than the other site. However, it does offer additional information on Gillray and the work itself. One thing you need to be careful of is that it is in the middle of a slide show. It is slide 6, but the show advances itself after a certain amount of time. Therefore you will need to hit the "back" arrow to view this particular slide for a longer period of time.


Group Four: Kelley Brooks, Karyn Dahline, Laura Greene, Rachel Murphy

The Keith Haring site: a collection of distinct artwork done by a very prominant AIDS activist who died of the disease.

The Cross: This is a painting by an artist inspired by a man living with AIDS.

The AIDS Quilt: an online gallery of the exhibition quilt.

The Gallery: a gallery of artwork related to AIDS.

Black Death

Group Six: Cherie Dean, Susan Shelton, Laura Silbert, and Chris Gestson

"As I am so thou shalt be": The cult of death in medieval Europe associated with the plague.

The Four Knights of the Apocalypse: Black Plague related wood engraving

"Cosmas and Damian": This is a woodcutting of the patron saints of physcians andapothicaries. The title is The artist is JohannesWechtlin.

Theodor Kittelsen: Kittelsen (1857-1914) was a Norwegian artist specializing in black and white prints. This site offers a few examples of his work as well as a short narrative about both his works and his life. Included on the site are images from "The Black Death"-- his collection of poetry and art about the plague.


Group Seven: Chad Galbraith, Holly Mcintyre, Adriatik Rama, Tammy Thistle

Don't Die For Love: This picture is making sure that women are aware of the AIDS pandemic. The skeleton represents death and he is holding a microphone which symbolizes awareness. The skeleton is letting women know that it could kill them if they are ignorant about the disease.

Pandemic Aspect of AIDS: This picture shows that the AIDS virus affects people worldwide-not as white westerners view the virus. The artists uses languages to portray the universality of the AIDS pandemic.

Prevention of AIDS: This picture portrays two people surrounded by condoms as their way of preventing the spreading of AIDS to each other and to an unborn child.

Embryo: This picture shows an unborn child about to be born with HIV; which was not a choice of his/her own. The artist portrays that children are tragic victims of the choices made by their parents.

The Cross: This picture portrays that the churches need to be more involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis because there are a rising number of cases of HIV/AIDS and many people in the world hold some kind of faith or religion. Because of this, people need their churches to take a more pro-active response.