War as a subject has fascinated artists and photographers throughout history. Below are several famous portraits and photographs dating from the 1600s to the present. What do you think each of them is saying about war? To which of the war stories on this site do you think they speak to?
Peter Paul Rubens, “The Battle of Anghiari,” 1603:
Max Beckman, “Night,” 1919:
Pablo Picasso, “Guernica,” 1937:
Larry Burrows, “Reaching Out,” 1966:
Nick Ut, “Phan Thi Kim Phuc,” 1972:
Lucian Read, “Sergeant Brad Kasal,” 2004:
Todd Heisler, “Lieutenant James Cathey,” 2005: