Monday, 9 November 2009

Jacques Callot

One of my favourite artists depicting the 30 Years War is the great French engraver Jacques Callot
His series on the miseries of war are a treasure and his camp scenes masterful.
They are full of detail easily ignored such as the strip of cloth seen here on the tip of the pike that prevented rain and blood running down the pike shaft.

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