Jan 23: density in battle

DENSITY IN BATTLE

One of the great blessings of my life is that I’ve never experienced battle—nor, for all I know, did the artists represented here. But the intense density of combatants is a recurrent and very convincing visual trope.

Battle on the Ice

Battle on the Ice   [W’ped]

Trojan War (?)

Trojan War (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle of Adowa [W'ped]

Battle of Adowa [W’ped]

Bresdin "bataille dans une plaine rocheuse [Musee des Beaux Arts marie]

Bresdin “bataille dans une plaine rocheuse [Musee des Beaux Arts marie]

Bruegel "Fall of the Rebel Angels" [W'ped]

Bruegel “Fall of the Rebel Angels” [W’ped]

I’ll take their word for it.

 

For another muse on the density and moral uplift of battle images, go to Archive, March 31, 2012.