Category:  Military Traditional Art | Posted: October 24, 2017

Poppy

Another Hero

by Neilnap773

Traditional Artwork of the Month Contest Entry 
This oil on canvas depicts a poppy and I felt it was appropriate to present this painting at this time as we approach what is a very important day for the people to remember. This oil on canvas is currently for sale and all monies to go to Help the Heroes The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war, and represents a common or field poppy, Papaver rhoeas. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", and promoted by Moina Michael, they were first adopted by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers killed in that war (1914?1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the British Empire. Today, they are most common in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and are used to commemorate their servicemen and women killed in all conflicts. Small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing leading up to Remembrance Day/Memorial Day/Armistice Day.Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials. In Australia and New Zealand, they are also worn on Anzac Day in commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign.


Post Type Traditional Art Mixed Media None
oil on canvas 12



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