Anti-war Art by Jacqueline Hammond – Stop the War

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Stop the War - Painting triptych by Jacqueline Hammond. Work in progress

Stop the War – Painting triptych by Jacqueline Hammond. Work in progress

When the largest industry in the world is no longer War, I will accept Darwin’s theory of Evolution.
~Dale S. Mugford

For me war has become a flat, black depression without highlights, a revulsion of the mind and an exhaustion of the spirit.
~Ernie Pyle

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
~General Omar N. Bradley

Chauvinism is a proud and bellicose form of patriotism…which equates the national honor with military victory.
~Colonel James A. Donovan, Marine Corps

Under conditions of peace the warlike man attacks himself.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
~George McGovern

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
~George Orwell

About the quote: This quote comes from “Homage to Catalonia,” Orwell’s 1936 eyewitness account of the Spanish Civil War.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
~George Orwell

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable
~George Orwell

About the quote: from his ‘Politics and the English Language.’

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
~Georges Clemenceau

It is far easier to make war than peace.
~Georges Clemenceau

“My country right or wrong” is like saying, “My mother drunk or sober.”
~G. K. Chesterton

There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.
~Goethe

There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.
~Golda Meir

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.
~Gregory Bateson

Mankind is becoming a single unit, and that for a unit to fight against itself is suicide.
~Havelock Ellis

In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons.
~Herodotus

The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.
~James Wolcott

About the quote: in his article “From Fear to Eternity,” Vanity Fair, March 2005

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About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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