Battle Lines: Australian Artists At War Scott Bevan

ISBN: 9781740512589

Published: 2004

Hardcover

310 pages


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Battle Lines:  Australian Artists At War  by  Scott Bevan

Battle Lines: Australian Artists At War by Scott Bevan
2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 310 pages | ISBN: 9781740512589 | 6.75 Mb

For as long as Australians have been serving in wars, the victories and losses, battles and faces have been recorded by artists.What is it like to be an artist in war? How does the experience of war change Australians view of themselves, theirMoreFor as long as Australians have been serving in wars, the victories and losses, battles and faces have been recorded by artists.What is it like to be an artist in war?

How does the experience of war change Australians view of themselves, their country and their involvement in conflict? Award winning journalist Scott Bevan put these questions to Australian artists who have recorded, been affected by and responded to theatres of war, including Sir William Dargie, Nora Heysen, Ray Parkin, Bruce Fletcher, Ray Beattie, Wendy Sharpe and Peter Churcher.Their stories are fascinating, painting a vivid picture of the artists experience of depicting conflict: the hope and tragedy, inspiration and frustration, humanity and beauty that can be found amid the death and destruction of war.

Staining the paper with their own sweat, and drawing with whatever materials they had to hand in hostile and dangerous environments, the artists in Battle Lines: Australian Artists at War risked their lives to create their art.These artists have shaped how we see war, immortalising soldiers and battles. From World War II to Vietnam, East Timor and the war against terrorism, the war artist has opened our eyes and perceptions to historic events that might otherwise have been censored, distorted or forgotten.

In the process they have created some extraordinary art - beautiful, harrowing, mesmerising and character defining.



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