Iraq And Afghanistan Soldiers Art/Poetry Slam Session 10

“A Pale GreenMermaid Blog”


Good Evening and Happy Holidays to all Veterans and Thank you !

Tonight a Collection of military themed paintings,

This painting was a commissioned military portrait,

Rembrandt has displayed the traditional emblem of the Arquebusiers in the painting in a natural way: the girl in yellow dress in the background is carrying the main symbols. She is a kind of mascot herself: the claws of a dead chicken on her belt represent the clauweniers (arquebusiers); the pistol behind the chicken stands for ‘clover’; and, she is holding the militia’s goblet. The man in front of her is wearing a helmet with an oak leaf, a traditional

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (the size is too big for this format but I wanted you to be able to see the symbolic detail)

 Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, South Carolina. Recounting this period in his life, he says, “In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn’t know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in.”

Remember anyone can make art – can express themselves,


Last the Norman Rockwell’s four freedoms paintings,

  Four Freedoms, oil on canvas
Norman Rockwell, 1943
Each ≅ 45.75 inches (116.2 cm) × 35.5 inches (90 cm)
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, Massachusetts United States
(4 canvas series displayed by date of publication)

The Four Freedoms or Four Essential Human Freedoms is a series of oil paintings produced in 1943


If you have any comments or thoughts please send to comments section or and I can post for you,

Have a wonderful holiday,


BJ Halliday Crawley  Editor

This slam will continue until all our soldiers have returned from Iraq and  Afghanistan. Iraq Veterans Against The War Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Veterans for Peace

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