The World War One, By John Singer Sargent And The Poem, Dulce Et Decorum Est

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World War One, also known as the Great War, included millions of soldiers who fought for their country and the immense number of those who suffered death. How is it possible that a small conflict between two countries can spread out so quickly? The war started in 1914 after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand from Austria. The battles occurred mainly in Europe, but soon it became a global war, which involved many other countries from all over the world into the war. World War I lasted for over four years and looking back to previous wars, this particular war used effective weapons, such as airplanes, gases and machine guns. Chemical weapons were primarily used to injure the soldiers, the most effectively and widely used gas was mustard gas, which attacked the soldiers from the inside to the outside. The painting “Gassed” by John Singer Sargent and the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen have both theme of representing the truth about the horrifying real world of war: fear, death and comradeship. Sargent completed the oil painting “Gassed “throughout the First World War. The paintings background is that Sargent was hired to record the war during the 1919 through the British War Memorial Committee. The artist was best known for his portrait paintings, but during the World War I, his subject matter changed for his new project as a war painter. While the British government requested to paint an outlook to honor and show respect to the soldiers. As a result, the artist

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