Medieval art in the renaissance era used the human body to express emotional expressions and artistic creativity as inspired by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Today, depictions in various religious works such as the Virgin Mary and Catholic Church art, the Crucifix and altar items use Renaissance sculpture and designs to attribute themes and subjects. Expressionism and humanism have been used by different artists since the medieval era, and also used to inspire modern art and design.
Black Plague is said to have reduced the European population by almost 50% (Ziegler, 2013). Infected rats and mice were the main carriers of the disease. Inadequate understanding of the disease and poor sanitation helped the disease to flourish alongside widespread migration and reproduction of the rodents. European development was derailed due to labor shortages, anti-semitism and abandoned trade as most routes were also in jeopardy.
Ziegler, P. (2013). The black death. Faber & Faber.