Sunday, July 14, 2013

Laura Knight Nuremberg Burns

Laura Knight: 
The Nuremberg Trial 1946
At the age of 68, Knight persuaded the War Artists Advisory Committee to send her to Nuremburg to record the trials of Nazi war criminals, sketching Goering and the others from the press box. 'But when the time came to turn all this to paint,' says Cooke, 'she gave the courtroom only one visible wall, framing the dock instead with what she called “a mirage” of the ruined city – a fire even now burning among its rubble, the better, perhaps, to symbolise the impossibility of reparation.'

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