THE WARRIOR'S TOMB 1941
Gertrude Hermes (1901 – 1983)
- 445 MM DIAMETER
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The inscription reads 'And all that remained to be seen were bubbles rising and oil spreading overthe surface of the sea'. The inscription was based on reports in The Timesabout the bombing of a submarine by Coastal Command on 16 January 1940.
A medium in which ground pigments are mixed to produce a paste or liquid that can be applied to a surface by a brush or other tool; the most common oil used by artists is linseed, this can be thinned with turpentine spirit to produce a thinner and more fluid paint. The oil dries with a hard film, and the brightness of the colour is protected. Oil paints are usually opaque and traditionally used on canvas.