The changing art of war

August 23, 2010

An interesting piece by Alastair Sooke in the Telegraph:

If anything, the lens of the high-definition camera appears to have usurped the eye of the artist in today’s theatres of war. … when it comes to modern warfare, has reportage superseded art altogether? I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, as I’ve been filming a documentary about the art of the Second World War, part of a BBC Two season marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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