Synagogue and Church Sargent’s critics rejected the artist’s response that specific sources justified his use of traditional iconography. They felt that the existence of such sources was less important than portraying “what actually happened,” the historical truth. A broken and decrepit Judaism did not die birthing Christianity; therefore, they reasoned, Sargent’s representation perpetuated an untruth.
Synagogue and Church, details (1919 photos)
The Triumph of Religion