A popular American ‘Pop Artist’ Roy Fox Lichtenstein or Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was born in New York City in an upper middle class family. Both sides of this conflict had their artists and poets, and this first painting (above), by Fritz Fuhrken was painted by a young German soldier who was captured in France towards the end of the war, and subsequently held in a Prisoner of War camp in Yorkshire, England. The painting is very simple, yet it readily conveys the horror of a tank under grenade attack during the Battle of Amiens. Fuhrken has used a wash of red paint as his background, and this helps the painting to convey a sense of danger, destruction and bloodshed. Brain-imaging studies by Dr. Pascal Berlin, of the Service Hospitalier Frederic Joliot in France, and more recently by Dr. Burkhard Maess at the Max Planck … Read the rest