Tag Archives: WWII

1945: Hiroshima

Model of the atomic bomb impact on Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Museum there.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

1930: Setting Sun

Chiura Obata: Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (1930) As Japanese-Americans, Obata and his family were interned at the Tanforan detention center in California during WWII. Along with other artists, he established an art school in the camp; teachers taught … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1942: Convoy

Norman Wilkinson: The “Ohio” in the Malta Convoy (1942)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1944: World’s Most Beautiful Leg

Nazi Propaganda Poster (1944)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

1941: Degenerate Art

Emil Nolde: Meer bei Abenddämmerung [Sea at Dusk] An anti-Semite who believed in the cultural superiority of “Germanic” art and supported the Nazi Party beginning in the 1920’s, Emil Nolde was surprised when his own paintings were targeted in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1940: Resistance

Hand-cranked mimeograph machine used by the Belgian resistance to produce underground newspapers and pamphlets during the Nazi occupation. (source)

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

1945: Tadayori Kihara’s Suitcase

When the first atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, Tadayori Kihara was riding his bicycle onto a bridge; this suitcase was mounted behind his seat. The blast threw Kihara off his bicycle and onto the bridge walkway.  Most of the skin … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1944: On This Day

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Paris, August 25 1944

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

1953: Painter / Spy

Tomás Harris: Mallorca Series No.9 (1953) Tomás Harris trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and the British Academy in Rome before deciding to follow in his wealthy father’s footsteps and become an art dealer in London. Early in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1942: Pamphlet

Since the conquest of Poland, 300,000 Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way… The German people slumber on in dull, stupid sleep and encourage the fascist criminals. Each wants to be exonerated of guilt, each … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment