Sod This for a Game of Soldiers!

by Bob Barker

As Europe embarks on four years of events to mark the Great War, we are proud to present this new World War 1 artwork by Bob Barker.

Sod This For A Game of Soldiers is a touching commemoration that depicts unexpected fraternity in the gruesome theatre of war, inspired by the famous football game between German and British soldiers on Christmas Day 1914.
With the deep sandbanks of the trenches in the foreground, torn barbed wire fencing and trees that have been destroyed by bombing, this poignant piece of artwork, painted in the nostalgic-style that this Yorkshire-born and bred artist is known and admired for, is a timely reminder of how humanity can transcend the horrors of war.

Barker was inspired to create the piece whilst he and his brother were reminiscing about their grandfather William Barker, who served in the war; "We still have one of his medals, the Great War Medal...the spark of an idea whilst talking with my brother lead to five months of research imagining so many different emotions, which all poured out into this piece."

Sod This for a Game of Soldiers! by Bob Barker

Framed Canvas on Board

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Image size: 26" x 34"
Edition size: 195
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