Sixty years ago, the end began. It would take almost a full year for the Allies to batter the Third Reich into submission, but in the summer of 1944, the end was inevitable. All could see it. The combined might of the Allied armies was simply overpowering for whatever Germany had left to throw at . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Beginning of the End
Canada first observed Remembrance Day on November 11th, 1919, to commemorate the armistice that had ended WWI one year earlier and to remember those in the military who had given their lives in the war.
The narrow focus on the military has become less legitimate—the majority of those who died in WWI were soldiers. In . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Remember who? And for what?
Many will no doubt recognize this oft-parodied painting by Edward Hopper. It’s use of perspective, lighting and color is well-known in artistic circles, and it is rightly considered an American classic. Painted in 1942, it represents a fictionalized diner in … Continue reading →
I caught wind of a different kind of political art and politics of art this past weekend while reading the latest issue of Vanity Fair. As anyone who’s done any kind of planning in teams can imagine, building a monument can be a mighty task. As it turns out, the recent efforts to . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Representing Eisenhower – The ongoing dialogue around the design of the Eisenhower Memorial
The aged faces of men of many nations look into Jonathan Alpeyrie’s lens for his collection of 210 photographic portraits of men who fought in WWII. The goal behind his project, World War II Veterans, on display until May 12, 2012 at Anastasia Photo in New York City, was to reunite as many . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Portraits of WWII Veterans From All Sides – Jonathan Alpeyrie shares 210 diverse veteran faces