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Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc - Original oil painting by Louis-Bernard St-Jean
Pointe du Hoc - Original oil painting by Louis-Bernard St-Jean
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Pointe du Hoc

1,700.00

Louis-Bernard St-Jean
2014
Walnut oil on canvas
24" x 36" x 2"  (61 x 92 x 5 cm)

Original artwork signed by the artist.

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About this piece

Produced on Remembrance Day, November 11th, this artwork retells of the Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, where numerous shell holes still mark the ground today. One can glimpse flashes of light coming from the repeated bombing, piercing the thick white smoke and the heart of the night while the sea waves batter the foot of a cliff strewn with obstacles.

The Pointe du Hoc is a headland on the Normandy coastline between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, two of the five beaches of the Normandy Landings.

Overlooking the English Channel from its vertical cliff, the assault of this headland was considered paramount to the success of the invasion as the range of heavy artillery set up by German troops covered these two beaches.