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Art and Empathy

Empathy is a term we hear a lot, but what does it mean and how does it work? Looking back through art history, we find many moments when art has allowed us to share in the feelings of others, from Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to representations of the Buddhist deity Jizō Bosatsu, along with the Röttgen Pietà, Guáman Poma's First New Chronicle and Good Government, the ink drawings of Chittaprosad and Zainul Abedin, the work of Ghana Think Tank, and more. #art #AParthistory #empathy Thanks to our Grandmasters of the Arts Vincent Apa and Ernest Wolfe, and all of our patrons, especially Iain Eudaily, Patrick Hanna, Nichole Hicks, Eve Leonard, David Moore, Frame Monster Design Laboratory, Jane Quale, Constance Urist, and Nicholas Xu. To support our channel, visit: http://www.patreon.com/artassignment. This episode was made in partnership with Smarthistory, the most-visited art history website in the world (https://smarthistory.org). Subscribe to their channel today: https://www.youtube.com/user/smarthistoryvideos Empathy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/empathy/ http://blog.yalebooks.com/2018/11/21/the-origin-of-empathy/ Goya's The Third of May 1808: https://smarthistory.org/goya-third-of-may-1808/ Röttgen Pietà: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/medieval-europe-islamic-world/a/rottgen-pieta Jizō Bosatsu: https://smarthistory.org/jizo-bosatsu/ https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44891 Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala: http://www.kb.dk/permalink/2006/poma/info/en/frontpage.htm https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-americas/new-spain/viceroyalty-peru/a/guaman-poma-the-first-new-chronicle Chittaprosad: https://hyperallergic.com/439619/the-artist-who-sketched-a-famine-in-india/ https://www.documenta14.de/en/artists/21960/chittaprosad Zainul Abedin: https://www.documenta14.de/en/artists/21944/zainul-abedin Käthe Kollwitz: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/later-europe-and-americas/modernity-ap/a/kthe-kollwitz-in-memoriam-karl-liebknecht Vietnam Veterans Memorial: https://smarthistory.org/maya-lin-vietnam-veterans-memorial/ Alfredo Jaar's Rwanda Project: https://art21.org/read/alfredo-jaar-the-rwanda-project/ Ghana ThinkTank: http://www.ghanathinktank.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRqJ-qPFvko&t=196s Follow us elsewhere for the full Art Assignment experience: Twitter: http://twitter.com/artassignment Instagram: http://instagram.com/theartassignment/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artassignmentextracredit. Created by Smarthistory.

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