Carrying on where we left off yesterday with this retrospective of war art by Alfred Munnings, here we have Ruined Barn At Ennemain, Near Athies.
Another similar subject: Ruined Chateau At Ennemain, Near Athies.
While the Western Front was a hellish landscape of damage and death, a few kilometres away one could still find undisturbed farms and landscapes.
A Streambed At Labergement, Jura Forest is the title of this painting.
Here we have another scene of tranquil beauty, so far and yet so near to the Western Front: Landscape Seen From The Slopes Of The Forest Of Dreux.
It was horses that time and again drew the artistic eye of Munnings, and horses that contributed so much to the war effort. A Grey Team, And Forest Of Dreux is the title of this painting.
December 1917, Nightfall is the title of this painting- though Munnings didn't actually arrive at the front until January 1918.
I close out today with enlarged sections of paintings you could walk between.