Monday, August 2, 2010

Sending Art to War

Here are two recent articles that taught me a lot about U.S. Military involvement in the arts. And neither is about the Marine Corps Band. Apparently military-backed visual arts are more than stern Uncle Sam’s star-spangled top hat and centuries worth of propaganda posters.

Enjoy the art from the Marine Corps and Army artists by clicking the next 2 links. Read the NYT and Reuters articles below (both from July 2010) to see what they're up to.
With Sketchpads and Guns, Semper Fi
U.S. Army unveils a trove of soldiers' war paintings