There are various ways in which wars have been interpreted by several artists, but the two most distinct categories are extremes of one another; one group has romanticized the tragedy that war is and the rest have criticized the necessity of initiating a war in the first place. But, there is the only arena that has portrayed the real picture of a war scene and left it on the viewer’s comprehension to look up and draw a conclusion in a way that suits them the best. Through war paintings, an artist is endowed with the opportunity to present a scene that has taken place in reality or give life to a picture that he imagines war to be, and in case of the owners every time they look at the paintings, they have a different story to tell. Military enthusiasts are especially connected with war paintings; in the section below, we will put out a few reasons as to why they are.
It charges them up
When we think about a military enthusiast, the first picture that comes to our minds conforms to the discipline, perseverance, dedication, alertness and ever-growing energy. Someone who has been aspiring to join the military services find the war paintings as their ideals; they start striving harder to reach their goal and prepare themselves for the ordeals that will come along their path of achieving the dreams. Waking up to a military painting every morning will charges them to acquire the ends that have been shown in the picture thus helping them to take part in the hustle.
It strengthens their goal
A military enthusiast has only one single and simple goal in mind, and that is to serve his nation and countrymen. They make numerous sacrifices to ensure our safety but these are not easy to undertake. There will surely be enough moments of doubt where they would want to reconsider their decisions but a glance at the war paintings will remind that the journey of our national heroes is not a pleasant one; the scenes in the paintings are a glaring example of the fact that the journey from being a military enthusiast to an actual army man is possible if one places others as their priorities over themselves.
Brings them face-to-face with the reality
The biggest contribution that war paintings have on a military aspirant’s life is that at every moment it brings them face to face with the reality of life at war. We have seen a typical change that the personality of a man undergoes when he has a war painting under his possession; they try to seize every fleeting moment, their value of the bounties of life escalates in a way like never before. To the militants, serving their country is not something that they do out of obligation; it is their love, it is their religion and what better tool can justify this than the war paintings where soldiers put their life and soul to win a battle for the prosperity of their country? The raw emotions, the joys, and sorrows of winning or losing a battle, the friendship that flourishes on the days of war and their respect towards their opponents are all displayed precisely in the work of art and a military enthusiast tries to attain the same degrees courage and empathy.