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The Face of War is Spanish artist Salvador Dali’s attempt to impersonate war itself. It is depicted terrifying, unlikable and to some extent, scary. It was made in 1940 right after the end of the Spanish Civil War and before the beginning of the second World War. The Face of War Analysis The setting is of a desert at the time of late evening when the sun is still lingering near the horizon. The face is dismembered from its body and has withered to death. Though, there are expressions on it. Expressions which are left on a dead man’s face. It’s shock and misery. The face is in the awe by the happenings of a war. On the both sides, it is covered with alive […]

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This painting includes a total of 112 Natherlandish proverbs in a single scene. The proverbs are taken literally. For instance, “To crap on the world” is literally represented as a person crapping on a globe. The depiction is on the left corner of the picture where a man in red clothes is coming out of a window. Artist of the Flemish renaissance from 16th century, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was known for similar works, which included The Seven Deadly Sins, The Months, Big Fish Eats Little Fish and The Blind leading the Blind.   Pieter Bruegel the younger, the artist’s son had depicted more than 20 versions of the paintings. Here is one of them.

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