Memories of war                        - Brady Alicea

This gallery consist of all paintings, and all of them are depicting some sort of war or something related to war. Most of these paintings were done on canvas, some bigger than others of course, but they are all done by different artists with different styles. Enjoy as you go through these paintings and learn a bit about war from many numerous locations.

This is a piece by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, it is called "The Night Watch." Rembrandt used oil on a canvas to paint this work. Depicting a division of the civic guard, who's name is also another title for the painting. "Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq." Most found it unusual how he depicted them all moving around preparing to move out, instead of the usual neatness expected of militiamen.
This is a painting by Benjamin West called "The Death of General Wolfe." Done using oil on a canvas, this painting depicts the scene of General Wolfe's death. West was said to have done five large versions of the generals death. The painting was later purchased by a descendent of Wolfe's second in command in Quebec.
Here is a painting by Edouard Monet depicting an American Civil war naval battle. In the back you see the C.S.S Alabama sinking, with big smoke clouds caused by a shot to the engines from the U.S.S. Kearsarge. Monet used oil on a canvas to paint this piece.
Here is a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, depicting Venus disarming Mars, who happens to be her lover. As you can see she is seducing Mars in the picture and disarming him, seen as a sign of peace. But you can also see in the picture weapons and fire, said to depict the chance that this peace may not last very long.
Here is a painting by Vasily Surikov, depicting war in a slightly different fashion. Inspired by Surikov's childhood, the painting shows a game he used to play usually on the last day of Shrovetide. Building a small town of snow, they had a team who attacks and one that defends.
This is a painting done by Isaac Israels, depicting a military funeral in which the soldier did not die in the battlefield like most would think. Instead had gotten sick and died in the barracks from the sickness. Israels used oil on a canvas to paint this piece of art.
Here is a painting by George Hendrik Breitner, said to possibly be one of the first paintings to accurately depict the legs of galloping horses. People saw his military paintings unique as most of them had soldiers riding their horses directly towards you. Breitner used oil on canvas to paint this piece of art.
Here is a painting again by Vasily Surikov, this time depicting Count Alexander Suvorov marching across the Alps to relieve Russian troops in Switzerland. Here we can see that Surikov has incorporated snow in both of the paintings we have seen by him. He also used oil on a canvas to paint this piece of art.
Here is a painting by Victor Vasnetsov, depicting the Russian legend of "The Three Journeys of IIya Muromets. You see a knight in armor upon his horse, looking a stone in front of him. The stone reads,“If you go straight ahead, there will be no life; there is no way forward for he who travels past, walks past or flies past.”
The final painting is done by Charles Le Brun, depicting Alexander the Great's victory at Issus. In the painting you see him visiting the Queens of Persia as they all bow to his feet before him. Charles Le Brun was confirmed to be the "official painter of the king." He used oil on a canvas to paint this piece of art.
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