Does it matter?
by Mr. Moon
Nihilism The dead trees, muted colors, and the destruction represent the meaninglessness of life. The death demonstrates war's nihilistic tendency to destroy completely.
Existentialism The knight is alone at a decision where it seems either way will lead to death. And yet, his weapons show he will continue to live and fight regardless.
Absurdism Despite the rocky, rough ground around him, the man continues to work. His face shows he understands how futile it is, but he continues on, not trying to find meaning.
Contrast Despite the seeming poverty (their narrow bodies) and emptiness of their lives, the family seems to have each other and find contentment and meaning in that: being together.
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The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Imperial War Museums
Art Gallery of New South Wales
The J. Paul Getty Museum
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