Paintings From Spain's COVID-19 Pandemic

AMA J Ethics. 2020 Oct 1;22(10):E893-897. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.893.


Artist Francisca Lita Sáez considers experience of physicians during Spain's COVID-19 pandemic. Three acrylic and pastel paintings convey defenseless human beings' confrontations with the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is not yet controlled, leaving suffering and death in its wake. A physician-artist collaboration offers a visual representation of the clinical and ethical magnitude of the pandemic and humanity's fight for survival.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections / virology
  • Humans
  • Medicine in the Arts*
  • Paintings*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Spain