Watercolour of Private Green, September 1918 prior to reconstructive surgery by Harold Gillies, the ather of modern plastic surgery.
The surgical skills may have improved in the intervening century but the workload of the army surgeon certainly did not...
Both paintings are included in the current Watercolour exhibition at the Tate Britain.
The exhibition which I visited today, is a comprehensive study of (mainly) British watercolour art from about 1200 to 2010. Arranged by themes it was unsurprising that the wart art had the greatest impact on me, especially Eric Taylor's study of corpses at Belsen.
The exhibition has some dross and a fair few works that left me unmoved either way. That said there is plenty to enjoy (particularly some well loved Turners and Blakes) and it is wel worth a couple of hours.
The same could not be said for the Susan Hiller exhibition - Except for the installation Witness which I loved