Patton Chantrell Artwork 1970

Type: Artwork
Condition: EX
Year: 1970
Genre: War
Reference: #711

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This is the original framed Chantrell painted artwork for the classic WWII film "Patton" (currently framed & mounted, the artwork measuring 20"x 27"). The film charted the course of the controversial American General Patton through North Africa & into continental Europe & is regarded by aficionados of war films as one of the best of its type.

Chantrell took a publicity shot of George C Scott as General Patton (shown below) as the inspiration for the poster, setting the General on a tank with a battle scene to the left & a blood red campaign map as background. As a finishing touch, Chantrell dissects the composition with an explosive lightning strike. The imagery clearly summons up the sense of power, violence & conflict that forms the subject matter of the film.

"Patton" was not only a commercial success but proved to be the most successful film at the 1970 Oscars, receiving 10 nominations & scooping 7, including Best Picture, Actor, Director & Screenplay. George C scott proved to be as controversial as General Patton, choosing not to receive his Oscar in person, commenting "Life isn't a race" !

NB. Due to the size/weight of this item, it will be removed from the frame & a separate shipping quote will be required.

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