Art Dirt: How Artists Respond to War and Violence

by Glasstire November 20, 2022
A painting depicting a firing squad, on the right side of the picture, shooting unarmed people on the left side of the picture. One figure stands, wearing a white shirt, with his arms up, in a surrendering position.

Francisco Goya, “The Third of May 1808,” 1814, oil on canvas, 106 x 137 inches. Museo del Prado, Madrid

Jessica Fuentes and William Sarradet discuss the different ways artists create work in response to violence.

“When you’re engaging with a work of art that responds to violence, it’s really important to have quiet time to reflect and take in the seriousness of what you’re looking at.”

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