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Art and Empathy

Art and Empathy

“Empathy” is a word we hear pretty often these days, used to describe our ability to understand the experience of someone else, and in some way share in their feelings or plight. And art can be really good at stimulating empathy. For example, if you look at Francisco Goya’s The Third of May 1808, it’s[…]

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The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios

Melting clocks, bowler hats, peculiar household objects, dream sequences, but also uncanny incidents. Dorm room posters, more dream sequences, and according to Merriam-Webster, the year 2016. The word ‘surrealism’ has become a catch-all for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory; but when it emerged in Europe during the tenuous turbulent years following World War One[…]

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