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Art and WAR a Cultural Frame Case Study. Black-figured amphora (wine-jar) signed by Exekias as potter and attributed to him as painter -Greek, about 540-530.

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1 Art and WAR a Cultural Frame Case Study

2 Black-figured amphora (wine-jar) signed by Exekias as potter and attributed to him as painter -Greek, about BC

3 The Bayeux Tapestry Norman/English The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidery that is roughly 20 inches tall and 230 feet long. It tells the story of the events leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066During the Battle of Hastings, Harold is struck in the eye by an arrow and dies.

4 Paolo Ucello Battle of San Romano c1458

5 Francisco de Goya The Second of May, 1808 at the Puerta del Sol. 1814

6 Francisco de Goya The Third of May, 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid. 1814

7 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Shaw Memorial,

8 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Detail of Negro soldiers from the Shaw Memorial,

9 Kicking Bear (Mato Wanartaka) c Battle of the Little Bighorn

10 Portraits – Sitting Bull and Gen. George Armstrong Custer

11 Movie Still “They Died With Their Boots On” 1942 Errol Flynn as Gen. G.A. Custer

12 Lady Elizabeth Butler, The Remnants of an Army 1879 The British army invaded Afghanistan in the 19 th Century, captured Kabul and stayed a while. Finding their position untenable they attempted to retreat to India. Their red uniforms made them excellent targets for the Afghan snipers. Only one survivor made it.

13 Lady Elizabeth Butler, Scotland Forever! 1881 The charge of the Royal North Dragoons, The Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo

14 Alphonse de Neuville (France, b.1835,d.1885) The Defence of Rorke's Drift1880

15 Mark Gertler Merry-Go-Round 1916

16 George Grosz “Fit for Duty” 1918

17 Sergei M. Eisenstein Stills from the film The Battleship Potemkin 1925 modern – the aestheticisation of horror

18 Lee Miller Nazi Suicide 1945

19 Lee Miller 30th April 1945 Dead SS Guard floating in canal Dachau 30th April 1945 Liberation of Dachau, US troops opening the door on a freight truck full of dead prisoners.

20 Joe Rosenthal Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima 1945

21 Berlin Soviet soldiers raise their flag over the Reichstag building.

22 Ed Kienholz The Portable War Memorial 1968 postmodern – appropriation, recontextualisation

23 Eddie Adams Vietnam execution 1968

24 Juan Genoves Cuatro fases en torno a una prohibicion 1966 (refers back to the Spanish Civil War)

25 "The thing about 9/11 is that it's kind of an artwork in its own right. It was wicked, but it was devised in this way for this kind of impact. It was devised visually." Damien Hirst postmodern – new technologies, “escalation of shock”

26 New York 9/11 “Tribute in Light” memorial 3/11/02 to 4/13/02 postmodern – appropriation, recontextualisation (see next frame for possible source)

27 Albert Speer The Cathedral of Light German Nazi Party Rally at Nuremburg 1934 possible source


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