War Archive

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The Boer war was first of the two wars fought between the English empire and the Boers (farmers) of the African region Transvaal. The farmers were fed up by the ruling of the English men and decided to rebel against the vast empire which once ruled all over the world with its cruel mind-games. Artist has depicted here the scene of an English rider with a juvenile threatening an unarmed farmer. Both figures are portrayed with impactful pose. The soldier is about to penetrate the farmer’s head while the farmer is raising his arm trying to save himself as there is no way to run while the attacker is on a horse. In the backdrop, one more Boer is surrounded by the enemies and already […]

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Pieta, as a subject, relays the message of a sorrowful yet pride mother who has lost her son for the sake of humanity and other benevolent causes. The subject mainly became known after the sculpture Pieta by Michelangelo. His Pieta presented Mother Mary carrying lean, weak and dead Jesus in her lap and mourning over his death. Though, the artist intended to represent the delicate scene where Mother Mary is mourning but at the same time can’t regret her son’s death due to the great cause for which he did the ultimate sacrifice. Pieta represents a mother’s dilemma who can’t decide if she should cry for her son’s death or take pride out of it. And this difficult situation, where a mother is forced to […]

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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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Guernica is a well-appraised painting by the acclaimed artist Pablo Picasso. This mural sized painting was artist’s reaction to the real life bombing on the town of Guernica in Spain during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. The painting and its world-tour during the year helped largely to bring the world’s attention towards the ongoing civil war and its harsh consequences. Today, the painting has become the anti-war symbol. According to some reviewers, the painting was the greatest accomplishment of Picasso’s career for its impacts on the world about the bombing. Picasso and his fellows pushed Cubism ahead with entirely accepting the art-movement and the represented art is a piece of cubist art. The Real Guernica Bombing Bombing of Guernica happened on 26th April, 1937. […]

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