First values 4: the common work of the tribe: War

 

As a poet I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the late Paleolithic;

 

the fertility of the soil,

the magic of animals,

the power-vision in solitude,

the terrifying initiation and rebirth;

the love and ecstasy of the dance,

the common work of the tribe.

 

Gary Snyder, American born 1930, in Earth House Hold, 1969

 

 

 

 

 

An engraving of the Battle of the Ten Nudes

 Antonio del Pollaiuollo, 1432-1498. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

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War Series, 1946, 1947, tempera on board.

 

Jacob Lawrence, 1917-2000.  Whitney Museum of (North) American Art, NY

 

 

 

Prayer, 1947

 

 

Shipping Out, 1947

 

 

Another Patrol, 1946

 

 

 

Alert, 1947

 

 

Docking-Cigarette, Joe? 1947

 

 

 

On Leave, 1947

 

 

The Letter, 1946

 

 

 

Beachhead, 1947

 

 

 

How Long?,1947

 

 

 

Purple Hearts, 1947

 

 

 

The Secretary of State Regrets, 1947

 

 

 

 

Going Home, 1947

 

 

 

Reported Missing, 1947

 

 

 

Victory, 1947

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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