Visual Arts

“The Courier” Delivers A Wartime Message

by Brian Slattery | Nov 29, 2017 7:40 am

Brian Slattery PhotoA man in a gas mask thrusts a bayonet in your face. There’s an explosion behind him, and a soldier caught up in it. Behind him, as if through a veil, are what seem like memories, of a row of women, of a train steaming by the Eiffel Tower, of a zeppelin shot down over a city by a machine gun. Action and memory blur together.

It’s a comic book. It’s a document. It’s a bit of both. And it’s at the New Haven Museum as part of its most recent exhibit, “The Courier: Tales from the Great War,” on view now through autumn 2018.

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A Picture Is Worth A Million Laws

by Allan Appel | Nov 15, 2017 7:36 am

Library PhotoQuick: How do you illustrate the essential nature of the complex legal subject of involuntary manslaughter?

Answer: She slips on a banana, tumbles toward the poor fellow ahead of her on the sidewalk with a force that pushes him forward into the sharp edge of a cane, which is being perhaps recklessly held parallel to the sidewalk and under the arm of the fellow in front of him. The cane pushes the poor victim’s eyeball right out like a billiard ball.

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