|Milhouse||25 Jan 2009 8:28 p.m. PST|
I'll go first. Adolph Northen's "Prussian Attack" depicting one of the final assaults at Plancenoit at Waterloo.
Also, "The Gettysburg Cyclorama." Flawed , inaccurate, yet magnifiscent (and recently restored). Similar feeling for the Atlanta Cyclorama.
The WWII art of Hoard Brodie ("Moving Up") and Kerr Eby ("Tarawa Low Tide")
The work of Mssrs Troiani and Rocco
too many great works to choose from!
| x42brown ||25 Jan 2009 9:19 p.m. PST|
I don't know if it's regarded as art but I have a great liking for the work of the cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather link For me he shows the Great War in a way that can be felt but with humour. My favourites being "The Communication Trench" and "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree".
I could not quickly find them on the web but here is a Maxim Maxim.
| Gungnir ||26 Jan 2009 2:41 a.m. PST|
Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht (1853-1933), perhaps because I grew up with his pictures.
Several of his artworks were meant for education, and primary schools had their prints on sturdy cardboard as aid with history lessons. They were still in use when I was in primary sschool, late 50s to early 60s.
I am fortunate that I own two of these, Holland infantry guarding the retreat across the Berezina:
and one of Prince William leading the Dutch militia at Quatre Bras, no pic handy.
He also portrayed many other military subjects, often for books:
This painting is in the Dutch cavalry museum outside Amersfoort:
| T Callahan ||26 Jan 2009 9:57 a.m. PST|
Bill Mauldin and his "Willy and Joe" from WWII. Pulled very few punches on what the war was like from the enlisted man's perspective.
|GarrisonMiniatures ||26 Jan 2009 2:40 p.m. PST|
Either the Alexander Mosaic or the Assyrian Gallery of the British Museum. If they count. I've got a copy of Hope's Costume of the Ancients – lots of early 19thC drawings from Greek vases. Those I like. Non military, probably something by Rackham or Kate Greenaway.
| Der Alte Fritz ||28 Jan 2009 3:41 p.m. PST|
The Raclowice Cyclorama in Wroclaw is an amazing piece of military artwork. It depicts the Polish Insurrection of 1794 and the battle won by the Poles over the Russians.
Carl Rochling was a very talented artist as well. I like his attack of the Prussian Guards on the Leuthen Churchyard. He also did an amazing painting of Meade's attack at Fredericksburg.
And of course, there are more French military artists than you can shake a stick at. Too many good ones to just choose one.
|Daffy Doug ||28 Jan 2009 5:47 p.m. PST|
Tom Lovell's battle of Hastings link He was one of the great historical artists, especially of early USA themes
|Milhouse||16 Feb 2009 1:21 p.m. PST|
Hey DAF, I always enjoyed Rochling's work just never connected the different pieces to the same artist.
Off topic but: How are you faring in this crazy banking environment?
|Rob UK ||19 Feb 2009 5:55 p.m. PST|
Ooh, too many good ones that I can't choose just one!
Rousselot, De Neuville, Troiani, Remmington, Detaille
|Deucey||25 Mar 2010 9:39 a.m. PST|
Angus McBride's depiction of Olaf Trygvasson's heroic end.
|Connard Sage ||25 Mar 2010 4:08 p.m. PST|
Paul Nash: The Ypres Salient by Night.
Vasily Vereshchagin: Blown from the Guns in British India.
Edouard Detaille: La Reve.
Goya: El tres de Mayo de 1808 en Madrid.
George Clausen: Youth Mourning. Not exactly a military painting, but it's hanging in the Imperial War Museum and that's good enough for me.
|Flat Beer and Cold Pizza ||25 Mar 2010 11:24 p.m. PST|
Anything by Geoff Hunt: you can almost smell the sea air and the powder smoke.
|Grand Duke Natokina ||16 Mar 2011 8:13 p.m. PST|
Lady Butler's Charge of the Scots Grays. And Charlie Russell's Indians, the finest light cavalry in the world.
|The G Dog ||23 Mar 2011 7:46 a.m. PST|
Keith Ferris does amazing work with military aviation topics. His canvas of Soviet Mi-24 over Afghanistan graced the cover of Air Force magazine back in the 80's.