Thursday, June 01, 2017

WW1 - Paintings Help Transmit The Horror


William Orpen painted "Dead Germans In A Trench" and was largely forgotten by the art world until the 1980s. One thing that art and paintings have as an advantage to photography is that while one can understand the death and destruction of fighting, painting can help soften that hit of seeing dead bodies. I've shared enough photos of the Great War to get that stress and pain through, so one can see the contrast of war photograghpy and art.

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