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BEYOND THE FRAME: The Color of War

The use of color is an important and meaningful choice for an artist to make in their works. So what then, does the absence of color tell us?

In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we turn an eye to the past and to the present, examining the symbolic effects of war in this somber World War II painting by famous British maritime artist, Montague Dawson. We also explore the contrast between his treatment of peacetime and wartime works – feeling the chill of the artist’s choices.

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