The Apollo Theater. 
Oil on canvas 1998.

Hector Marin-Arias.
           New York.

Self Portrait. 13x16" 1998. Oil on canvas.
Hector Marin-Arias. New York.

SELF PORTRAIT 2020 (Urban Wall # 14)

These are the texts/quotes I used in my painting SELF PORTRAIT 2020 (Urban Wall # 14)
Famous Quotes & Passages:

"The bodies were sparsely covered that the dogs dragged them forth and devoured them . And believing it to be the end of the world, no one wept for the dead, for all expected to die." ~ Agnolo di Turo, Siena, 1348

"The mortality in Siena began in May. It was a cruel and horrible thing. . . . It seemed that almost everyone became stupefied seeing the pain. It is impossible for the human tongue to recount the awful truth. Indeed, one who did not see such horribleness can be called blessed. The victims died almost immediately. They would swell beneath the armpits and in the groin, and fall over while talking. Father abandoned child, wife husband, one brother another; for this illness seemed to strike through breath and sight. And so they died. None could be found to bury the dead for money or friendship. Members of a household brought their dead to a ditch as best they could, without priest, without divine offices. In many places in Siena great pits were dug and piled deep with the multitude of dead. And they died by the hundreds, both day and night, and all were thrown in those ditches and covered with earth. And as soon as those ditches were filled, more were dug. I, Agnolo di Tura . . . buried my five children with my own hands. . . . And so many died that all believed it was the end of the world." ~ Agnolo di Turo, Siena, 1348 (Ref 2)


    Alchemipedia,  http://alchemipedia.blogspot.com/2009/10/agnolo-di-tura-del-grasso-chronicler.html, 

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works sited on post:

        William Bowsky, ed. The Black Death, 1971, pp. 13-14. 
        (Ed: D.S.) adapted from: Deaux, George. The Black Death 1347. New York: Weybright and Talley, 1969. pp. 85ff.
        William Caferro. Mercenary companies and the decline of Siena, Issue 1, 1998, JHU Press.