Undoubtedly, the current context deserves a fervent recognition of the daily work of doctors and nurses, but the gesture released in the last few hours as congratulations has no description. An applause!
A few weeks ago, we saw a cartoon where the different superheroes from Marvel and DC Comics leaned in to see and greet the doctors and nurses who today are valued and applauded for their great actions.
But in the last hours, a new image appeared, a beautiful painting, that enhances the day to day of health professionals around the world. This is the last piece by Banksy, which was exhibited at Southampton General Hospital in southern England last Wednesday.
In black and white tones, it shows a boy holding up a doll in a superhero cape and an apron with a red cross. The nurse seems to imitate the great Superman, marking the great powers of this sector.
The street artist also left a note for hospital workers, which said, "Thank you for all you are doing. I hope this brightens up the place a bit, even if it is just black and white," according to Sky News.
The hospital medical team could not believe it. "This is unreal," tweeted Daniel Winter Bates, the hospital's manager. "Sometimes we may not feel heroic, but we can redefine the true meaning," he added.
This painting is not Banksy's first work inspired by this context. Last month, he posted scenes of patterned rats, damaging a bathroom with the following caption: "My wife hates when I work from home."
His existing "Girl with a Perforated Eardrum" mural was also updated with the additional blue surgical mask. Aren't they awesome?
Banksy is the pseudonym by which the popular English street artist is known. Although his identity is unknown, some research indicates that he was born in a town near Bristol in 1974.
The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher, but he soon turned to graffiti, in the period known as the spray boom, in the 1980s.
Most of his works are visible in London and in various cities around the world, satirical pieces on pop culture, morals, politics, consumerism and racism. It has great influence from Blek le Rat, the great French urban artist, and the punk band Crass, promoter of anarchism as a political ideology, way of life and resistance movement.