Vasily Vereshchagin  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
war artist

Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842–1904) was one of the most famous Russian battle painters and one of the first Russian artists to be widely recognized abroad. The graphic nature of his realist scenes led many of them to never be printed or exhibited. He is known for such paintings as The Apotheosis of War, a pyramid of skulls dedicated "to all conquerors, past, present and to come," and Left Behind, the picture of a dying soldier deserted by his fellows.

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