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Stephen F. Eisenman
Animal Rights, Art History, Early Modern Studies, French Revolution, Humanism, Iconography, Ideology, Law, Perception, Torture
Stephen F. Eisenman, Professor of Art History at Northwestern University, discusses our relationship with other species and his book, Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights (Reaktion, 2013). "Stephen F. Eisenman shows how artists from William Hogarth to Pablo Picasso and Sue Coe have represented the suffering, chastisement, and execution of animals. These artists, he demonstrates, illustrate the lessons of Montaigne, Rousseau, Darwin, Freud, and others—that humans and animals share an evolutionary heritage of sentience, intelligence, and empathy, and thus animals deserve equal access to the domain of moral right."