Remembering to Consider Others in Times of Suffering

Reaching Within: What traditional art offers the heart

“The First Mourning” 1888, by William Bouguereau. Oil on Canvas; 79 ¾ inches by 99 inches. National Museum of Fine Arts, Argentina. (Public Domain)

As the world responds to the growing concern about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, I am led to question my own understanding of compassion


What is compassion? What does it mean to care directly or indirectly for those who suffer? During our current times, the significance of this question cannot be overstated. I look to art for insights. 



A Mourning Artist