• In the Somme valley, the back of language broke. It could no longer carry its former meanings. World War I changed the life of words and images in art, radically and forever. It brought our culture into the age of mass-produced, industrialized death. This, at first, was indescribable.

    Robert Hughes (2015). “The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings of Robert Hughes”, p.29, Vintage