Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crater Art!

The German-based blog Medienaesthetik (Media Aesthetic) has put together a fascinating gallery of artistic interpretations of battlefield craters. It includes the work of well-known artists like Otto Dix, as well as unknowns, who apparently served in the ranks.  Here are three of the the 22 World War I works they have included:

See the entire online gallery at:

1 comment:

  1. These drawings are better than photos for conveying the size and nature of craters! We visited the Lochnagar Crater last month where I took multiple photos. I was dismayed to see the results - somehow they lacked the depth and scope I was going for. I guess I should've tried my hand at sketching!