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Painting: Acrylic, Oil on Canvas.
IN FLANDERS FIELDS II
150 (h) x 120 (w) x 4,5 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas
I do believe in the importance of history. History can tell us anything about men and politics and power. This painting deals with the subject and absurdity of war. There was one very important and bloody phase in World War I (1914 – 1918):
4 years war at the Western Front in Belgium in the fields of Flanders. Hundred thousands, enemies and friends, they lost their lives in trench warfares and buried in the Flemish earth. They called it "The war to end all wars" (sometimes also "the war to end war") and it is a very famous term of World War I, created in August 1914 and originally used in an idealisitc way. Young men in the trenches believed in that phrase, and it gave apparently a sense to all the bloodshed. This land tells their story - till this day. There's also a museum in Ypres/Belgium. And there are all these red poppies in the fields as a reminder of the lost souls. The British officer John McCrae wrote in May 1915 the most famous poem about the killing fields of Flanders: IN FLANDERS FIELDS.
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"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row..."
(composed by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)
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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING. For a large-scale, aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message. It is for sale as solitaire or as the right part of the triptych REMEMBER THE DREAMS WE ONCE HAD.
I use exclusively oil and acrylic colours, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting wears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. The XL-sides are black painted (beautiful contrast). The painting is ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The piece will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter.
Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this painting or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work.
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