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Braving the Bitter Cold, Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親

Braving the Bitter Cold

Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親, 1895
Brig "Mercury" Attacked by Two Turkish Ships, Ivan Aivazovsky

Brig "Mercury" Attacked by Two Turkish Ships

Ivan Aivazovsky, 1892
Cassandra, Evelyn De Morgan


Evelyn De Morgan, 1898
Cone of Entemena, Mesopotamia

Cone of Entemena

2400 BCE
Fight, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz


Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1921-1922
Guernica, Pablo Picasso


Pablo Picasso, 1937

The armistice has just been rejected, so the war will carry on worse than before - I've often regretted sending you away from Paris, but now I'm glad I did. I'm joining the artillery and will be stationed at the Porte de Saint-Ouen...

Letters from the front: The Franco-Prussian War

Édouard Manet, 1870
Mammen Silver-inlaid Axehead, Viking Age

Mammen Silver-inlaid Axehead

970 CE
Palette of Narmer, Ancient Egypt

Palette of Narmer

3100 BCE
Peace Halting the Ruthlessness of War, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Peace Halting the Ruthlessness of War

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, 1917
Peasant War print 6: Battlefield, Käthe Kollwitz

Peasant War print 6: Battlefield

Käthe Kollwitz, 1907
Red Army Men, Varvara Stepanova

Red Army Men

Varvara Stepanova, 1930
Revolt in Cairo on 21 October 1798, Anne-Louis Girodet

Revolt in Cairo on 21 October 1798

Anne-Louis Girodet, 1810
Stele of the Vultures - Historical Side, Mesopotamia

Stele of the Vultures - Historical Side

2350 BCE
Stele of the Vultures - Mythological Side, Mesopotamia

Stele of the Vultures - Mythological Side

2350 BCE
The Advance to Weihaiwei, Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親

The Advance to Weihaiwei

Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親, 1895
The Battersea Shield, The Celts

The Battersea Shield

350 BCE-50 CE
The Battle of Trevino, Francisco Oller

The Battle of Trevino

Francisco Oller, 1879

I am Nin-jirsu. No country can bear my fierce stare, nobody escapes my outstretched arms.

The Building of Ningirsu's Temple - Cylinder A

2125 BCE
The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan, Eugène Delacroix

The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Eugène Delacroix, 1824-1826
The Course of Empire 4: Destruction, Thomas Cole

The Course of Empire 4: Destruction

Thomas Cole, 1836
The Death of Decius Mus, Peter Paul Rubens

The Death of Decius Mus

Peter Paul Rubens, 1616-1617
The Fighting Téméraire, Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Fighting Téméraire

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1839
The Russo-Japanese War, Niko Pirosmani

The Russo-Japanese War

Niko Pirosmani, c. 1904
The War, Marc Chagall

The War

Marc Chagall, 1943
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Mesopotamia

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin

2230 BCE

Futurist poets, painters, sculptors, and musicians of Italy! As long as the war lasts let us set aside our verse, our brushes, scapels, and orchestras! The red holidays of genius have begun!

War, the World's Only Hygiene

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1915
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Propaganda, Politics


Military, Politics


Political Works, Politics

Political Works

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