Suffering Through Time

Just as suffering has existed from the beginning, so too has art existed for quite some time. Throughout history, artists have portrayed stories of suffering and death through their art as ways to record events, show the horridity of the events, and sometimes even protest the events. This collection of pieces in Suffering Through Time show the common behavior of artists and common traits of these paintings from several different eras and walks of life.

Rembrandt Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves (The Three Crosses) Drypoint, etching, 456 x 394 mm 1653 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Johann Heinrich Fussli Theodore Meets in the Wood the Spectre of His Ancestor Guido Cavalcanti oil on canvas, 3170 x 2760 mm 1783 The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Henry Francois Farny The Unwelcome Guests oil on canvas, 96.7 x 122.4 cm 1887 Cincinnati Art Museum
Otto Dix The War (Der Krieg) tempera on wood, central panel 204 x 204 cm, side panels 204 x102 cm 1929-32 Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Museum, Dresden
Robert Campbell Jr. Abo History (facts) synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 2000 x 1300 cm 1988 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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