A Brush with War: Military Art

Ted Zuber, A Long Day at Doha, 1991. Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 81 cm. From the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Image courtesy of the Artist; Scott Waters, Keifer on OP, 2007. Image courtesy of the Artist. On loan for “A Brush With War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan” currently touring Canada; Réal Gauthier, The Gate of the Military Camp, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1997. From the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Image courtesy of the Artist; Ted Zuber, Contact, 1978. Image courtesy of Beaverbrook Collection of War Art; Colin Williams, Canadian A.P.C. Patrol – Old City, Nicosia, Cyprus 1974, 1975, oil on board, image courtesy of Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.

A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan

Nearly 20 years after World War II, the Canadian military established two military art programs: the Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artists Program (1968 – 1995) and the Canadian Forces Artists Program (2001 – present). Currently on view as part of a touring exhibition across Canada and featuring works from these programs, A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan (June 24 September 5, 2011) is in its final week at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Victoria, B.C. The exhibition is curated and organized by Laura Brandon who, in association with the Canadian War Museum, has published a book featuring the paintings and drawings contained in the exhibition. The trajectory of Canadian military art since the Second World War has been less of an emphasis on the documentary record and more towards personal expression lending an emotional gravity towards the subjects of many works on view.
For exhibition and gallery info:
A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan
June 24 – September 5, 2011
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
http://aggv.ca/exhibitions/brush-war
A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan
by Laura Brandon and Glen Ogden
Available at Amazon.com.



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