Wednesday, November 11, 2009

La guerre (the war)

Last year I dedicated a series of posts to the 90th anniversary of l'Armistice, the end of World War I. This year, I will leave it to three. The second one is this painting, a chilling creation I encountered in the Paris Museum of Modern Art (Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris) by French artist Marcel Gromaire (1892 - 1971), who was himself wounded in 1916 in the Battle of the Somme. More on Gromaire in the wikipedia article linked to below.