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.

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.

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


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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