Saturday, July 3, 2010

War Artist Miller Brittain, 'Night Target, Germany'

This example of war art by artist Miller Brittain takes what may well have been a terrifying scene to have experienced, and he turns it into an intriquing work of art. Its colour and design may initially deceive the senses into thinking that it's an abstract painting.

Abstract, no way. Its a work of grim, frightning reality for those who flew on such a sortee.

Source: Canadian War Museum, art collection. Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, Gallery
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1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite painting by a New Brunswick and Canadian artist. I've seen it both in the Canadian War Museum as well as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton during a Miller Brittain exhibit. I have spent much time admiring this masterpiece in both sorrow and awe.


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