Sunday 13 May 2018

Watercolours of the trenches

All of the photography from World War One (as far as I know) is in black and white - and it is hard to imagine the horror of the trenches in colour.  That's why the colourised photo of Redruth Wesleyan Young Men's Bible class was so striking - click here to view.
These fantastically skilled watercolours by John Singer Sargent bring colour from 1918. A wrecked tank.....

 and tarpaulin over a dug out....
Both these paintings date from1918. The dug out was at Ronsart, in Pas-de-Calais, France - about 11 kilometres from Arras.

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