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And Women Must Weep

by Rockwell Kent

This expressive and moving composition reflects the plight of women during war. 

The face of this solitary female figure is hidden in shadow, but the attitude of her head and body tell us that she is grieving. What about her pose communicates her grief to you?

Behind the picket fence on her right, we see the back of a man carrying a rifle and backpack and walking away, presumably to war. 

Do you think his desolate figure could stand as a dramatic symbol for the personal suffering of women during wartime?

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Rockwell Kent, And Women Must Weep

Rockwell Kent, And Women Must Weep, 1937.  Lithograph, 10 ⅜ x 7 ¾ in.

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