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FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY

October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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In 1994, artist Constance Cone heard the Philadelphia Orchestra perform Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem,” a dramatic composition commissioned to celebrate the rebuilding of the Coventry Cathedral destroyed in WWII. Stunned by the music’s power, a Latin Mass intermingled with writings of poet Wilfred Owen written while he was a soldier with the British troops, and living in the trenches in France during WWI, Cone began to read the verse of the “Trench Poets.” This led to a 25-year response in a body of work that includes paintings, prints, and drawings. 
Curated by J. Susan Isaacs

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Start:
October 4
End:
January 5, 2020
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https://www.decontemporary.org/flanders-fields

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The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
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302.656.6466
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www.decontemporary.org