Comemorative The WW1 Painting
The Conceptual art and idea or symbolism behind this work is far more important than the finished Painting. One way to understand why I had to create this painting you must firstly understand the levels of violence and slaughter that occurred in the Great War. The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War One, was over 37 million, there were over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history. Exact figures are still in dispute, because of different definitions used each category, the questionable accuracy of the recording system used and the loss or destruction of a number of official documents. The paintings observer can return time and time again , each time finding something new, and taking away there own interpretation of what they see. This painting commemorates 100 years since The Great War WW1, respectfully portraying the acts of extreme bravery and bloody obscenity of the War. The effect it had on modern times. symbolic in its approach.