Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Canvases For War Art

From where I left off yesterday, another look into Lebreton Gallery. The painting I finished with yesterday is at upper left. 

No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital At Douliens is by Gerald Moira. The painting hangs high overhead.

This view looks up the ramp. Note the angled walls, a deliberate part of the architecture.

Canadian Headquarters Staff was painted by Harold Nicholson in 1918.

Canada's Grand Armada 1914 was painted by Frederick Challener in 1919.

The Second World War saw the rise of plane nosecone art, painted by crews onto fighters and bombers. Some were of women, some were of home, some humorous, and some defiant. A number of them are here.


  1. The paintings seem to be too high up for visitors to have a good view of them.

  2. Fun60 is right, why did they do that?

  3. I like the nose cone art, nice exhibit.
    Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

  4. ...military art is an interesting genre.

  5. @fun60: they are best seen in person. The size of the canvas and the angle of the wall allows for different placement.

    @Iris: the only drawback with some of the painting placement is you're not close enough to see the brush strokes.

    @italiafinlandia: me too.

    @Gemel: it fits its subject.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: it is indeed.

  6. The architecture is really interesting but it does seem like the paintings aren't placed as well as they could be.

  7. The nose cone art is always interesting to see.

  8. I saw an awesome nosecone yesterday (I don’t think it was here, but …). It was a tiger. Fab job.

  9. The architecture looks quite powerful.

  10. I like the nose cone art, it's very different.

  11. Creative art and display ~

    Wishing you lots of laughter in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. @Jeanie: it's different in person.

    @Sharon: I always like them.

    @Anvilcloud: thank you.

    @RedPat: it does indeed.

    @Bill: quite so.

    @Carol: thanks.

  13. I like that nose cone art. Hope the week improves, William.

  14. Buena selección de cuadros. El que más me ha gustado es el de la fotografía número 3

  15. Walking with those walls makes my imagination lean. The walls are art in themselves. You took neat pictures.

    Prayers for a solution to end the harassment in your streets.
    Good grief, as I type, (edited) is on the news.

  16. The leaning walls increase the anxiety of the situation.

  17. Those leaning walls remind me of climbing to the top of St. Peter's in Rome. Leaning walls make for interesting times!

  18. Beautiful art and amazing angled walls!