The Apotheosis of War

This year (2021) sees the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous and gruesome anti-war paintings of all time, The Apotheosis of War by the Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin, a friend of Bertha von Suttner. Reproductions belong in every museum of peace and war. For the 10th conference of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP), held virtually in Kyoto in September 2020, Peter van den Dungen presented a paper titled Conveying the Reality of War: Vasily Vereshchagin – “The greatest painter of the horrors of war that ever lived”.