Your appreciation is heartwarming, Peter.
Thanks, 
  CR


From: P <[log in to unmask]>
To: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: trench

Great job CR. Thx!
P.

Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Percy Wyndham Lewis
an excerpt
From 1916 to 1918 Lewis served on the Western Front as a battery officer. He was also commissioned byLord Beaverbrook and the Canadian War Memorials Fund to paint A Canadian Gun Pit. However, his most famous war painting is A Battery Shelled. The art critic of The Daily Express argued: "Wyndham Lewis endeavours to show the war in terms of energy - Battery Shelled - in which the symbolism dominates, in which men lose their human form in action; chimneys wave and bend, and the very shells zigzag in lumps and masses across the sky."
Percy Wyndham Lewis, A Battery Shelled (1919)
The war changed Percy Wyndham Lewis' views on art as a result of his experiences in the First World War. He told a friend that Vorticism was only "a little narrow segment of time, on the far side of the war... you have to regard, as far as I am concerned, as a black solid mass, cutting off all that went before it". It has been argued that the "destructive power of a war dominated by terrible mechanical weapons altered Lewis's attitude towards the machine age."
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ARTlewis.htm
CR

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Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:12 PM
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NB - if the link does not operate, please google "percy wyndham lewis paintings" - CR


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Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: trench

Thanks, Peter. There are two WW1 paintings done by Percy Wyndham Lewis at this link: 

http://www.memorial-caen.fr/10EVENT/EXPO1418/gb/texte/038text.html

CR


From: P <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: trench

Percy Wyndham Lewis of Vorticist fame, being a Canadian was able to get work as an official war artist for the Can. Archives. He said the battle fields in their fluid formless states taught him how to paint.
P.