13 December 2014

More Wounded

Wounded 3
16" x 20", oil on wood panel, 2014, private collection

Wounded 4
16" x 20", oil on wood panel, 2014

Wounded 2
16" x 20", oil on wood panel, 2014

I felt painting one wounded soldier being carried on a stretcher (Wounded 1) wasn't enough, and I had a lot of room (100 paintings) for some pointed repetition, like verses in a song.

During the exhibition I included many quotes dispersed among the paintings. Below is one of the quotes on the panel on which these were hung:

“For the first time the British army lost its spirit of optimism, and there was a sense of deadly depression among many officers and men with whom I came in touch. They saw no ending of the war, and nothing except the continuous slaughter such as that in Flanders.”
British war correspondent

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