Artist Frank To in medieval plague doctors exhibition





Scots artist Frank To has opened a new exhibition in Edinburgh of paintings inspired by medieval plague doctors.

The strange costumed figures, who wore long pointed masks, would have been a familiar, but unwelcome, sight on the streets of Scotland in the middle ages.

As part of the show, he will be dressing up as a plague doctor in public places.

The Human Condition, featuring 22 paintings at the Leith Gallery, finishes on 30 April.

A plague doctor was a special medical physician of the Middle Ages who saw people who had the bubonic plague....


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