Battle painting art
Battle painting — a genre of painting, dedicated to war theme. The name is derived from the French word bataille, which means battle.
Works of battle painters praise valor and fame of heroes, immortalize the moments of victory and the hard minutes of defeat. As a rule, the capture of key scenes of one or another war becomes the main task of a painter. In a number of works it is possible to see another side of the battle: killed people, cumbrances and death. So, in the one of most famous pieces of outstanding Russian battle painter V. V. Vereshchagin, the viewer is presented a mountain of skulls, the picture named «The Apotheosis of War».