11/22/10

Georges Leroux, L'Enfer (Hell)


Imperial War Museum, London

Date:
1917-18
Technique: Oil on canvas, 114.3 x 161.3 cm

Leroux (1877- ?) belonged to a camouflage unit and served in northern France and Belgium. He told how on returning from a reconnaissance mission he had seen "a group of French soldiers taking shelter in a great shell-hole full of water" and how he later painted the picture from a sketch made that same evening. With a realism quite unlike the style of Nash or Léger, he produced a work which attempts to represent as accurately as possible the unrepresentable reality of war.

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