war art

Shotgun Engravings

by Daniel Russ on July 28, 2013

It is in the spirit of yesterday’s post that addresses tsuba or samurai sword guards, today we go west young man and cover shotgun engravings. It is in our DNA to perpetrate war. It is also in our genes to adorned our weaponry and give it powers that it doesn’t really possess. Easy for me […]

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Concept Tanks. Click To Enlarge.

by Daniel Russ on July 27, 2013

This week we continue to look at war art. Conceptank.blogspot.com is a site devoted entirely to artists representations of tanks that might be built, or tanks one might see in a science fiction or alternate universe. I am drawn to this, simply because the little boy in me thinks it’s cool.   . . . […]

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Engraved Handguns. Click to Enlarge.

July 26, 2013

 This week we continue to look at the ornate and operose engravings that are carved into metal on weaponry. Today, we look at some beautful examples of engravings on mostly .45 caliber automatics. I couldn’t resist the engraved Mp5. And thou shalt take thy swords and beat them into ploughshares, and engrave hunting scenes upon […]

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Tsuba.

July 25, 2013

Tsuba are the swordguards on Samurai swords. They are small round slabs of metal, about four ounces at most. In the center is a long traingular slot that fits around the blade. The tusba themselves were ornate and beautiful and quite creative and forged from bronze or pewter or brass or steel. Just like the […]

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The A2 Bomber Jacket Was Often A Canvas II.

March 4, 2013

The A2 Leather Bomber jacket was a classic piece of gear actually made famous by dashing actors posing as pilots in Hollywood productions. Here from Collectorsweekly.com are a few A2s featuring newly introduced art on them.           B-17 bomber “Goin’ My Way”, B-17, 100th Bomber Group. 33 missions. From Jeff Spielberg. […]

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The Knuckle Duster.

February 12, 2013

There have been attachments one makes to augment the fists since antiquity. India has the Kattar. The Greeks wrapped their hands in cloth and spikes before Pancration contests. Street brawlers in England would wrap broken glass around their fists. Brass knuckles are misnamed. Most are actually steel. But F=ma. So increase the mass and you […]

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Painted Tanks.

October 20, 2012

        Source: Google Images.     Related Posts:A Fascinating Evaluation of the T-34 and KV-1 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.Shotgun EngravingsConcept Tanks. Click To Enlarge.Engraved Handguns. Click to Enlarge.Tsuba.

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Every Once In A While, An Incredible Artist Deploys

February 29, 2012
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  I discovered these watercolors on a BBC website. These are the sketches of Matthew Cook, UK Soldier in Afghanistan, in 2009               Source: BBC   Save Related Posts:Shotgun EngravingsConcept Tanks. Click To Enlarge.Engraved Handguns. Click to Enlarge.Tsuba.The A2 Bomber Jacket Was Often A Canvas II.

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Sometimes An Artist Joins The Army. Neil Leinwohl.

February 18, 2012

I used to work for Neil Leinwohl, a creative director/art director at Korey Kay in New York. In the ensuing years, I have discovered that he is far more than an advertising art director. He served in Vietnam with the 34th and 79th Engineers and was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. […]

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Oddly Beautiful Images From War.

November 23, 2011

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Goya’s “Third Of May 1808”

August 17, 2011

In 1804 Napolean Bonaparte declared himself Emperor of France, and immediately began a succession of massive wars and invasions and occupations that set a fire from Western Europe to Egypt. France needed easier access to the Mediterranean and Napolean felt Spain was an important country from which operate a fleet. Spain was ruled by a […]

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War Art. Porcelin Weapons.

October 4, 2010

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War Art

September 28, 2010

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War Art: Russia Vs. Japan

September 26, 2010

Interesting depictions of the upcoming Russian/Japanese conflict which often relate to the attack on Port Arthur. Czar Nicholas II asked his cabinet to hire artists to begin painting racist depictions of the Japanese. These were printed and handed out in the streets of Russia, meant to appeal to a large working class and an illiterate […]

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War Posters

August 30, 2010
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War Art

July 1, 2010

“A Sea Harrier jet used by the navy over Bosnia and an RAF Jaguar that saw active service during Desert Storm were today unveiled as the incongruous new art exhibits at Tate Britain‘s grand neo-classical Duveen sculpture galleries. The planes were installed by the artist Fiona Banner as part of the annual Duveens commission. One […]

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War Art

January 15, 2010

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