"Catharsis" is a term used in literature to describe the arousal of pity and fear in it's audience. The use of catharsis often makes for an empathetic audience who relates more deeply to the story. This feeling can also be aroused when looking at works of art. In this gallery I will use different artistic examples to display catharsis both in paintings and photography. I will also display an artwork that although it doesn't arouse the empathy felt in catharsis, it can still be enjoyed as a beautiful piece of art.