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Conflict Art: Peace Sign Paradox

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Conflict Art: A Battery Shelled: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

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Visualizing the Real Cost of War

I think this is an incredible piece of conceptual art covered in the UK Daily Mail: artists stenciling nine thousand bodies onto Normandy beach to memorialize D-Day losses in 1944 to mark Peace Day. See also http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2429903/Peace-Day-Reminder-millions-lives-lost-war-artists-stencil-9-000-bodies-Normandy-beach.html By  Aaron Sharp … Continue reading

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The Fate of Dictators

There was in Wilno a historical marker, alongside the Moscow road, that read “On 28 June, 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte passed this way with 45 0,000 men.” Then, on the other side, approached from the east, was a different message: “On … Continue reading

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Mametz Wood: Conflict Poem by Owen Sheers (1974-) and Conflict Art by Christopher Williams

Long ago I worked in Cardiff Royal Infirmary as a hospital porter. There was a ward called Mametz and I was often curious about the origin of its name. I recently came across this poem about Mametz Wood, a part … Continue reading

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‘The Two Thousand Yard Stare’ Conflict Art by Tom Lea (1907-2001)

‘Look at an infantryman’s eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen.’ – Bill Mauldin, Up Front, 1944. On Tom Lea: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_C._Lea,_III  

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Howard Hodgkin (1932-): The Conflict Art of Re-Framing

I have always loved the art of Howard Hodgkin since my second cousin Stephen suggested I go see Howard’s exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London in the early 1990s. It blew me away. I felt that each painting I … Continue reading

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