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33 Artistic Interpretations Of War

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jan 10, 2009
Sun Tzu was right: There is an art of war, but it may not be exactly what the 6th-century B.C. author originally had in mind. The designs in the slideshow below are all nonviolent pieces of art inspired by war.

Any veteran can tell you that war and battle are by no means glamorous, and this collection certainly doesn't mean to trivialize that hellish experience of combat. It does, however, showcase the innovation and beauty that is inspired by ugliness.

From artistic ammunition to tank paintball, items that once symbolized destruction and obliteration are now items to be enjoyed. Explore these and other artistic pieces inspired by war below.