Art is not static or inert, but it argues, cajoles, and seeks to persuade the viewer. In short, it “speaks.” From the artists of the Renaissance, who valued clarity of expression as the most visually persuasive, to the artists of the early 20th century, who sought to challenge our sense of what it means to see an object, this session considers the different objectives and methods of visual rhetoricians across the ages.

Deborah Stein, adjunct instructor

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