Art of War
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Collection of powerful art produced in response to events occurring during times of war.
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"George Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, 1851

"George Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze,  1851 | Art of War | Scoop.it

This painting describes the historic moment when General George Washington led the American revolutionary troops across the Delaware River in order to surprise the English and Hessian troops in the Battle of Trenton the day after Christmas in 1776.

Artist: Emanuel Leutze

Created: 1851

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

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"The Death of Marat" by Jacques-Louis David, 1793

"The Death of Marat" by Jacques-Louis David, 1793 | Art of War | Scoop.it

The Death of Marat is a painting of the murdered French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. It is one of the most famous images of the French Revolution.

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"Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, 1937

"Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, 1937 | Art of War | Scoop.it

For over three hours, twenty-five or more of Germany's best-equipped bombers, accompanied by at least twenty more Messerschmitt and Fiat Fighters, dumped one hundred thousand pounds of high-explosive and incendiary bombs on the village of Guernica, Spain, slowly and systematically pounding it to rubble.

Pablo Picasso responds to the tradgedy with his painted mural named after the town.

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"Raising the Flag" by Joe Rosenthal, 1945 (WWII)

"Raising the Flag" by Joe Rosenthal, 1945 (WWII) | Art of War | Scoop.it

Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph, taken towards the end of WWII on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, is one of the best-known war images ever made. The Allies invaded the island, more than six hundred miles off the coast of Japan, on February 19, 1945, hoping to establish a staging area for bombers. Later that same day, five Marines and a naval medicine corpsman raised this second, larger flag at the summit and were recorded by Rosenthal. 

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"The Third of May" by Francisco Goya, 1814

"The Third of May" by Francisco Goya, 1814 | Art of War | Scoop.it

A depiction of the execution of patriots from Madrid by a firing squad from Napoleon’s army in reprisal for their uprising against the French occupation on the second of May, 1808. 

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A. Quay's comment, February 20, 2013 11:50 AM
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