Chicago Photo Gallery II [War Collection]
War Room / Or as Richard Harris calls Anti-War Room
Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection
at Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.
January 27, 2012 to July 8, 2012
The most significant achievement of the Richard Harris Collection is that it brings together, for the first time, in one collection, five great series of prints representing the horrors of war. Created between 1633 and 2007, these works of art provide an unprecedented opportunity to see and explore the relationship between the visions of the artists.
THE FIVE PRINT WAR SERIES
Jacques Callot: Miseries and Misfortunes of War [1632-33] click here
Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War [1810-20] click here
Otto Dix: The War  click here
Chapman Brothers: The Disasters of War  click here
Sandow Birk: the Depravities of War [2006-07] click here
AND MORE from the Richard Harris War Collection..
Nazi Objects: click here..
Installations by Guerra de La Paz: click here..
Sculpture, “Death Satiated and Exhausted” – by Leonard Baskin: click here..
Painting, “The Holocaust” – by Craig Norton: click here..
Skulls and Bones Artwork – by Francois Robert: click here..
Army Train and Death [Hollstein 16] – Attributted to Erhard Schon: click here..
Anti War Posters
ATOMKRIEG NEIM [Atomic War, No] – by Hans Erni click here..
War is Good Business, Invest Your Son – Lambert Studios click here..
THE FIVE PRINT WAR SERIES
Jacques Callot, “Miseries and Misfortunes of War”
Thirty Years War between Catholic France and Protestant
Germany. The print installation comprises two groups:
Le Petite a set of seven smaller prints and
Les Grandes, 17 etching plus one frontis piece
For more [Jacques Callot] click here
Francisco Goya: “The Disasters of War”
Spanish struggle against the French army under Napolean Bonaparte,
who invaded Spain in 1808..
80 etchings and aquatints..
They were not published until 1863, 35 years after Goya’s death.
For more [Francisco Goya], click here..
Otto Dix: “The War”
51 etchings.. Otto Dix created this
series of etching “The War”, six years after the end of World War I. Unlike
Jacques Callot and Francisco Goya, Dix had experienced war as a soldier,
fighting for the Germans against French, British and American forces. He had
volunteered and served as a machine gunnen in the trenches.
For more [Otto Dix] click here..
Chapman Brothers: “Disasters of War”
Their print series “The Disasters of War”, owes a great debt to Francisco Goya’s series of the same
name, created from 1810-20. The Chapman Brothers series of prints look at war in
general, rather than a specific conflict..
For more [Chapman Brothers] click here
Sandow Birk, “The Depravities of War”
A series of 15 large
scale woodblock prints inspired by the series of etchings by Jacques Callot’s
“The Miseries of War” in the 17th century, which in turn were the inspiration
for Goya’s “The Disasters of War” in the 19th century
For more [Sandow Birk] click here..