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Combat, Battle, Warfare

A human face in anguish, with hands raised to his cheeks, looks out from the center of a visual field full of slashing diagonals and explosive triangles of color. On the left side, smoke billows.
Otto Dix
Artillery Battle (Artillerieschlacht)
charcoal and gouache on paper mounted on linen
22 3/10 in x 22 ⅛ in x 1 ½ in (56.67 cm x 56.2 cm x 3.81 cm);22 3/10 in x 22 ⅛ in x 1 ½ in (56.67 cm x 56.2 cm x 3.81 cm);16 in x 15 ⅝ in (40.64 cm x 39.69 cm)
Museum Purchase
A soldier holding a pair of binoculars cries out while a number of other soldiers rush up through a field behind him. 
Dmitri Baltermants
A Call to Arms
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
David Turnley
Gulf War, Iraq, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
French
Equestrian Battle
pen and ink, ink wash and graphite on paper
8 9/16 in. x 8 1/4 in. ( 21.7 cm x 20.9 cm )
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in memory of Nathan Whitman
French
Cutting from a Secular Manuscript with Perceval Attacked by Twenty Knights
tempera on vellum
3 13/16 in x 3 3/4 in (9.7 cm x 9.5 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);3 13/16 in x 3 3/4 in (9.7 cm x 9.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
A group of men wage battle against each other in a rocky landscape. Some of the men wear ancient Roman armor while others are only partially clothed. The combatants wield spears and swords, and some are on horseback. The mounted soldier in the center of the scene holds a large banner. A burning city is visible in the distance.
Agostino dei Musi
Battle of the Romans under Scipio against the Carthaginians
engraving on paper
13 ⅜ in x 18 7/16 in (33.97 cm x 46.83 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This woodcut features a multitude of armored figures streaming out of a walled town—the main gate of which is visible in the center background of the composition—into a hilly countryside as they engage in battle. Nearly every figure carries a lance. Several figures in the foreground are on horseback and encounter an opposing group in battle. Figures on the left and right edges of the composition carry differing raised flags. <br />
Artist Unknown
Two Scenes of Armies Fighting
woodcut on laid paper
7 in x 6 in (17.78 cm x 15.24 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Japanese
Battle Scene, from an illustrated book
woodblock print on paper
6 5/16 in. x 4 in. ( 16 cm x 10.2 cm )
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.
Depicts a group of Arab warriors on horseback in full gallop charging away from the viewer through the desert landscape.
Christian Adolf Schreyer
The Retreat
oil on canvas
40 in x 68 ¼ in (101.6 cm x 173.36 cm);58 ¼ in x 86 in (147.95 cm x 218.44 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
Casper Emerson
Help Them - Keep Your War Savings Pledge - Issued By U.S. Treasury Dept.
color lithograph on paper
36 1/16 x 24 1/16 in. (91.5 x 61 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
Text: (above) Distributed By World Film Corporation - "Uniti Per Una Pace Vittoriosa" - (main) Third United States Official War Picture - Under Four Flags - Presented by Division of Films Committee on Public Information - George Creel, Chairman - Taken By The Official Photographers of the Allied Armies
Philip Martiny
Under Four Flags - Third Untied States Official War Picture
color lithograph on paper
41 5/16 in x 28 1/8 in (105 cm x 71.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
Japanese
Battle Scene, from an illustrated book
woodblock print on paper
6 5/16 in. x 4 in. ( 16 cm x 10.2 cm )
Gift of Sarah and Otto Graf.

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Combat — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)
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Part of 3 Learning Collections

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

171 Collection Object Sources

A Call to Arms (2012/2.75)
Equestrian Battle (2006/1.103)
The Retreat (1895.97)
Battle Scene (1970/2.79)
Siege of Münster (1958/1.100)
Two German POWs (2012/2.79)
The Battle Awaits (2013/2.326)
Battle Scene (1966/2.35)
Warriors (2011/2.194)
Cavalry Charge (1985/2.73)
Guerre Civile (1961/2.20)
In the Trenches (2012/2.72)
Battle Scene (1997/1.72)
The Dead Soldier (2006/1.156)
Grenade Attack (2013/2.321)
Soldier (1943.106)
Victory Scene(?) (1969/2.121)
Shadows (1936.1)
Apsara Warrior (2007/2.79)
Transport (1985/1.125.8)
L' Exode (2004/1.126)
Wherefore War (2014/2.200)
A Trophy of War (2015/2.104)
Le petit Nemrod (2005/2.39)

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