Gather around, kids!
In a land Far Far Away there was a time when people were close. Yes, socially and physically. People were talking to each other, hugging, kissing… Crazy, right?
Keep on reading, I'll show you the past!
1. Gustav Klimt, Kiss
In this painting, you can see two people not being six feet away. Physical contact all over the place. Do not follow their lead.
2. Michelangelo, Creation of Adam
Almost a scandal.
Today, everybody knows that if you are going to touch, that you should use your elbow.
3. Vincent van Gogh, The Potato Eaters
I know you are confused with this one. A long time ago, families used to dine inside. Yes, they were sitting very close. What a weird time to be alive!
4. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, The Cardsharps
Ok, so now something that you are almost familiar with. A group of guys texting. But, we are all thinking the same thing: “where is your mask?”
5. Vincent Van Gogh, Café Terrace at Night
There were places called café or bars. Similar to the ones in a hotel.
You could meet a friend there for a drink. But, they were usually open inside (especially during the winter).
Even though our friend Vincent is sitting there all alone, before Covid-19 that was a bit of an odd thing to do.
Maybe he was right all long.