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Artist:
David Levinthal, born San Francisco, CA 1949  Search this
Medium:
inkjet print
Dimensions:
17 × 22 in. (43.2 × 55.9 cm)
Type:
Photography
Date:
2014
Exhibition Label:
The term "no man's land" refers to the space between the trenches of opposing armies. During World War I, it was a place of death and desolation where millions of combatants lost their lives.The photograph illustrates one figure carrying another across a landscape strewn with barbed wire and debris. Levinthal's scene is a poignant reminder of the men and myths that died amid these wastelands. The unprecedented carnage of the Great War destroyed notions of military glory and noble sacrifice long associated with war, exposing instead its brutal reality.
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Occupation\military\soldier  Search this
Dress\uniform\military uniform  Search this
State of being\illness\wound  Search this
Object\weapon\gun  Search this
Architecture Exterior\military\battlefield  Search this
History\Europe\World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donald Standford Rosenfeld, Jr.
Object number:
2017.41.25
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2014, David Levinthal
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2017.41.25