Express Talk: Empathy and Devotion in Renaissance Painting



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Join educator Ginia Sweeney to look at three Italian Renaissance paintings and explore the way artists elicited empathy from viewers to increase the potency of their narratives. How did these paintings affect viewers in the time they were made, and how do they continue to function today, outside of their original context?

Christ Carrying The Cross

Sebastiano del Piombo. Christ Carrying the Cross, about 1515/1517. Lacy Armour, Ada Turnbull Hertle, Mary Swissler Oldberg Acquisition, Charles H. and Mary F. Worcester Collection funds...

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