Since the beginning, men have come into conflict with each other. In the past, some nations have based their entire culture on war, while others have done there best to remain peaceful. Some have glorified war and some have condemned it. This gallery explores a few ways that different Western cultures have viewed war in the past. The pieces reflect the fact that war tends to be a polarizing subject. It can inspire patriotism or invoke despair. The mane theme of the gallery is that art can be very effectively used to sway peoples attitudes. Whether promoting war or condemning it, pieces of art have been able to elicit strong emotions about the subject. This gallery attempts to explore those emotions.