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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 BC
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.
Paolo Ucello Battle of San Romano c1458
Francisco de Goya The Second of May, 1808 at the Puerta del Sol. 1814
Francisco de Goya The Third of May, 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid. 1814
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Shaw Memorial, 1884-97
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Detail of Negro soldiers from the Shaw Memorial, 1884-97
Kicking Bear (Mato Wanartaka) c. 1898 Battle of the Little Bighorn
Portraits – Sitting Bull and Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Movie Still “They Died With Their Boots On” 1942 Errol Flynn as Gen. G.A. Custer
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.
Lady Elizabeth Butler, Scotland Forever! 1881 The charge of the Royal North Dragoons, The Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo
Alphonse de Neuville (France, b.1835,d.1885) The Defence of Rorke's Drift1880
Mark Gertler Merry-Go-Round 1916
George Grosz “Fit for Duty” 1918
Sergei M. Eisenstein Stills from the film The Battleship Potemkin 1925 modern – the aestheticisation of horror
Lee Miller Nazi Suicide 1945
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.
Joe Rosenthal Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima 1945
Berlin 1945 - Soviet soldiers raise their flag over the Reichstag building.
Ed Kienholz The Portable War Memorial 1968 postmodern – appropriation, recontextualisation
Eddie Adams Vietnam execution 1968
Juan Genoves Cuatro fases en torno a una prohibicion 1966 (refers back to the Spanish Civil War)
"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”
New York 9/11 “Tribute in Light” memorial 3/11/02 to 4/13/02 postmodern – appropriation, recontextualisation (see next frame for possible source)
Albert Speer The Cathedral of Light German Nazi Party Rally at Nuremburg 1934 possible source