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The 226 Artworks of topic Events and containing the word albrecht altdorfer, northern renaissance, wars, events, 1550

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Francisco De Goya - The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)Francisco De Goya

This painting shows Napoleon’s attack on Spain in 1808. Prior to this, most paintings showed war as being a glorious thing. This painting shows it as being cruel and subhuman (see how the soldiers look mechanical whereas the ones being shot look full of life).

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Fernand Leger - The Great ParadeThe Great ParadeFernand Leger

Fernand Léger’s use of streamlined forms derived from mechanical imagery dates from World War I, when he served in the French army. His predilection for military hardware and its gleaming surfaces coincided with his feelings of solidarity with the foot soldiers surrounding him in the trenches. The m...

Musee National Fernand Leger (France)
 
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John William Waterhouse - DestinyDestinyJohn William Waterhouse

Destiny (1900) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In 1899 the Boer War had begun in South Africa, and in the spring of 1900 350 artists donated works to the Artists' War Fund in support of the British troops. After being exhibited in the London Guildhal...

Townley Hall Art Museum (United Kingdom)