A BATTLE IS TO THE STRONG - ADam S. Infiesto

The goal of this gallery is to capture the historical passion, beauty, and confusion of both the events and aftermaths of war. Although history is written by the winner, here with art, the purpose is to be able to view a story never told; to interpret the images as if it unfolded in front of the viewer to understand more about our past to create a better future. 

Depicted in this painting would be the famous mythological hero “Hercules” overcoming the battle between the Hydra, and Anteo. It shows the epic battle on grandstanding. Both Hercules and the opponent are literally larger than life, being bigger than the field behind them by a large margin, and shows the importance of such figures in culture.
This painting is the son to the Roman emperor, “Titus”. Through the awe and chaos of the depicted battlefield, the minute details of Titus’s expression are shown. He watches with horror how against his expressed will, the prophecy about the destruction of the Temple of Solomon comes to life.
This oil on canvas painting depicts Mars, the god of war, being pulled in his chariot by wolves. The painting appears to brighten around “Mar” as if there was a divine aura separating him from the cluttered field of children below.
The wholesome heroic spirit, of the War of Independence. The "Greek Warrior" who is said to have captivated men of conscience. This piece works to reflect both the viewer and the Greek warrior who are both void yet searching. A ruined desolate plain tells that the Greeks had cleared their past.
An important seascape depiction of the Civil Wars naval battle that was fought on the coast of France. The battle shows the USS Alabama sinking by her stern. The variety yet equal proportion between the waves and the smoking ship, emphasises on the fog of war and confusion that's involved.
Depicted in this painting would be Bellicourt Tunnel which was depicted by the first world war official artist. After allied forces had pushed back German forces. The variety of spring colors meshed with the dynamic of a calm aftermath shows the simple beauty of a victory after battle.
Paul Nash's painting the "Battle of Britain" is an interpretation of England's victorious aerial battles over Germany. The trail off smokes involved with the aircraft's creates a shape that blends with the clouds making them seem united as one; while the blend between aircraft's and its environment not only how the art engaged with history but more importantly the complexity involved with the battle.
The Ruins of the Kreuzkirche in Dresden is a depiction of the Seven Years War. The color contrasts of this picture has that of tragedy, which is only emphasized by the ruined structures to the far left background. The ruins and the harsh reality converge and appear painfully close to the viewer; working as a reminder of the true cost of war.
Barcelona is an abstract piece that I believed serves as a reminder towards humanity, terrorism, and war itself. The garb covering the face alludes to endless possibilities; one such being is it a prisoner or plotter. The complexity rings true to the confusing perception of war today.
Feeling overwhelmed to tell the story of Australians in Afghanistan. Ben Quilty created "Captain S, after Afghanistan 2012" to interpret the experience of deployment. The variety of colors and waving patterns around the male creates the image of disorder and array. While the position of the man could be that of relief of grief, both being equally true realities of war today.
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