Tag Archives: WWI

1903: Ship of the Desert

This publicity image of the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt was painted in the Otto Bollhagen studios around the time of the ship’s completion in 1903.  During World War I, the ship was … Continue reading

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1918: Bursting Shell

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson: Bursting Shell (1915)

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1920: Acts of Mercy

        Frederick Cayley Robinson: Acts of Mercy (1916–20); it seems the first two paintings are referred to as The Orphans, while the second two are referred to as The Doctor.

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1918: Gassed

John Singer Sargent: Gassed (1919) (source)

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1914: Honour Has Come Back, as a King, to Earth

Harry Clarke: “Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,” illustration for Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Dead” in The Year’s at the Spring; an Anthology of Recent Poetry (1920). The poem was first published in 1914, in the autumn … Continue reading

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1915: Impermanence

In 1915, Sigmund Freud published a short essay, “On Transience,” in which he addresses in a succinct and poetic way, the ideas he had developed for his book Mourning and Melancholia (1917). For Freud, these two states—mourning and melancholia—are different … Continue reading

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