Crowds saying goodbye to soldiers departing for war

Illustration/Lithograph

Description

English

This drawing shows crowds gathered around a train as it departs to take soldiers to war.

It is by Henry de Groux (1886-1930), a Belgian symbolist painter and sculptor. Images of the war that appeared in newspapers made a deep impression on him. The things he saw and his own experiences urged him to create a series of drawings, etchings and lithographic prints about the atrocities of the conflict.

Dutch

Vertrekkende trein (tekening).

Henry de Groux was een Belgisch symbolistisch schilder en beeldhouwer. Beelden van de oorlog die in de kranten verschenen, maakten op hem een diepe indruk en zetten hem ertoe aan een reeks van tekeningen, etsen en lithografische afdrukken over de wreedheden van de oorlog te maken.

French

Train en partance (dessin).

Henry de Groux était un peintre et sculpteur symboliste belge. Profondément touché par les images de guerre parues dans les journaux, il consacra une série de dessins, eaux-fortes et lithographies aux ravages de la guerre.

Full title
Departing for war
Created
1914-1918
Format
Illustration / Lithograph
Creator
Henry de Groux
Held by
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright: © 
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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Why paint war? British and Belgian artists in World War One

Article by
Paul Gough
Theme: 
Representation and memory

Professor Paul Gough introduces British and Belgian artists of World War One, from Henry de Groux and his eyewitness responses to the Belgian invasion, to the later generation of British artists who transformed their frontline experiences into abstract, modernist artworks.

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