War For Freedom

One of the most bloody wars ever fought was WWII were millions of people died because of the self ego and the lack of knowing what was the best for the nation. Hitler was a very impressive character who initiated the invasions of several countries and the annihilation of the jews. We see here in the gallery some hard pictures and bloody mentality of this dictator. 

A man, Hilda Rix Nicholas, 1921, From the collection of: Australian War Memorial
Something to take not of this image is that the city is in the back very small and the character seems so confident of what he was going to face. Also the contras of colors in the sky giving the impression of smoke of the bombs and fire on cities because of the war. I chose this picture knowing that was from WWI but WWI was the initiation of something more bloody. Another thing to take note is that his helmet is brown and not green like the rest of his uniform, this could be because he was on a bunker.
Sorting confiscated textiles in the Spanish Synagogue, Prague, 1943/1944, From the collection of: Jewish Museum in Prague
The Jews were people hated during the 40’s specially from the German people. They had to work in concentration camps and were treated like animals. Something the German’s used to identified the Jews was placing a star of David on the left chest. This image looks in certain matter as if they were treated with good human rights, but if you see carefully the face of the second woman closer the basket, she looks sad and with no intentions of looking at the camera.
Luggage taken by Jewish deportees, 1941/1943, From the collection of: Jewish Museum in Prague
Elderly people were terminated in concentration camps and most of the little kids also. People dragged out from there homes, business, and deported to concentration camps without knowing their fate and the fate of the rest of the family. Something to consider is that they tried to take as much belongings as they can, but many of those belongings were taken from them.
Set of World War II medals, Unknown, 1940/1946, From the collection of: South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
This are the medals for different soldiers that fought in different countries during the WWII. You can see that the first medal from left to right is called: “The 1939 – 1945 Star”, the second medal is called: “The Africa Star”, the third medal is called: “The Atlantic Star”, and the fourth medal is called: “The Pacific Star”. They have different colors in the band to distinguish the different occasions of battles from the war.
Spc. Jean Logan, Francis Vandeveer Kughler, 1944, From the collection of: Hudson River Museum
Many women’s’ were needed for war duties, to make plains, tanks, weapons etc. and even for nurses during a battle. This is one of my favorite artworks because you can see how Jean Logan was a beautiful lady and also how much valor she had to go on a bloody war. I also like the tone Francis used on her face to give more realistic to the image and also the logos on her uniform to give even more reality to the artwork.
D-Day Preparations (Briefings), Barnett Freedman, 1944, From the collection of: Ben Uri Gallery
The preparation of D-Day was one of the most important event and one of the turning point of the War. However, this image gives it in a different perspective and style using colors that gives a cartoon point of view. Barnett used colors that you will not see on a military briefing room like for example, beside the general there is a red figure that I can’t describe what is it just that is a red figure. The colors he used on the figure behind the maps is something different and astonishing of how Barnett could mix the colors to give that texture.
Battle in an Orchard of Almond Trees in Sicily: Morning of July 21st 1943, Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving (CBE, RA), 1943, From the collection of: Imperial War Museums
This artwork made by Ardizzone is one of the bloodies I chose. You can look on body parts over the floor and bodies laying down on the road. Something to highlight is the use of gray color on the top part of the image and this gives a deadlier sensation to the artwork.
Human Laundry, Belsen: April 1945, Zinkeisen, Doris Clare, April 1st 1945, From the collection of: Imperial War Museums
Many historians speculate that there experiments during WWII were Hitler wanted to make special weapons and this artwork made by Zinkeisen is not to far from it. You can see how nurses are trying to clean and help human bodies that are skeletons and witch many died. You can see and officer and a type of captain talking and because of the color of the gat and the logo gives an impression is a German officer. This is a true color of the war.
Augsburg, Bäckergasse, Wolfgang Lettl, 1947, From the collection of: Lettl Collection
Destruction is what WWII left behind without forgetting the smell of death in many countries. This artwork by Wolfgang is a description of many countries after the war. Buildings almost completely destroyed but if you see carefully in this image you do not see fire or any type of smoke. Maybe Wolfgang wanted to give an impression of destruction is in the past but a new rebuilt is coming soon. Also has more light like if the sun was not hindered by the smoke produce by the gun’s powder or the artillery, gives a hope sensation.
Mutatis Mutandis, Dorota Mytych, 2005, From the collection of: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The brutality of war is indescribable, how can you live for the rest of your life thinking you killed many men, women, and children. Like in this case a mother caring a child and the soldier pointing his gun at them. How humanity has gone away from the path given by our Creator witch was love one another and not kill one another.
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