June 30, 2010

ken burns + the civil war

while finishing up some work, i watched ken burn's civil war documentary for the first time - and i learned so much! although i still can't keep all the battles straight, it was astounding to see a small portion of the extensive photographic record that has survived. it was somewhat unnerving then to see the echoes of the photos of battlefield carnage in otto dix's b/w battle etchings from WWI.

i wish i had been quicker to take more screen captures of the documentary - but i've posted the few eerie images i did manage to grab. those nurse's hats are so wonderfully menacing!

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