Portraits of remembrance | A very special In Memoriam
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‘PORTRAITS OF REMEMBRANCE’ REFERS TO THE PORTRAITS OF THE SOLDIERS WHO FELL IN BELGIUM AND FRANCE DURING WWI, AS WELL AS TO THE ODE OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE FALLEN.

“LEST WE FORGET”

A name becomes a portrait

The First World War: the catastrophe that changed the world forever…

Forty-three students from the Assink Lyceum in Haaksbergen, the Netherlands, each chose a name out of the enormous list of casualties and gave the name a face on a collage, to later turn it into a large painting. A special project, because not only did the students give the forgotten name a face, it also helped them to understand the large impact WWI had, and still has until this day…

Very spontaneously the idea arose to visit the graves in Ypres, and to organise an exhibition of the paintings; this was going to be an expensive trip.

 

However, the students pulled it off, we visited the graves and organised the exhibition!

Now, all we need to do is find the remaining families of the fallen! (See the ‘news’ page for more info on this.)

 

Until the 31st of March 2015, the paintings were shown at De Kazematten (the Casemates), next to the Menin Gate in Ypres. After this, they were shown in the students’ hometown, Haaksbergen.

Photos Excursion!