Analysis Of John Singer Sargent's 'Gassed'

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Source one is in the perspective of American artist John Singer Sargent’s, who travelled to the front lines in July 1918 and witnessed the harrowing repercussion of mustard gas attacks. As the result, his eyewitness of the event became the subject of his work of 1919, “Gassed” - a six-metre-long tableau depicting a procession of injured soldiers as the product of the use mustard gas. The oil painting is reliable as a poignant and powerful illustration of both the horrors of war and of the camaraderie and shared suffering of the soldiers on the Western Front. The reliability of the source can be advanced as the Sargent was an eyewitness to the aftermath of the event, and thus has a factual viewpoint on the issue. Sargent’s artwork can be deemed

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