'In War, Truth is the First Casualty' was inspired by a quote Twinkle heard on the radio by a Greek play write called Aeschylus. How a saying like this isn't a recently formulated expression but is actually thousands of years old seems very suggestive of how certain issues surrounding war have always plagued us. As the original quote by Aeschylus is dated back to ancient Greece, Apollo, the Greek god of truth, and what symbols represent him became Twinkle's way of depict this phrase on the canvas. And so, the image of the dead crow has featured in numerous paintings by Twinkle as a way of representing truth dying when humans are at war.
The Hawk in this case, however, is employed as metaphor for the phrase 'war hawk', a political term which refers to someone who favours the initiation or escalation of war in a debate.
Both the original and high quality limited edition Giclee prints of this painting are available to order; prints are limited to an edition of 35 and cost £43. Please specify which you would like to purchase using the drop-down menu.
The original artwork will be signed and supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist Twinkle Troughton. Limited edition prints will be also be signed as well as numbered by the artist.
Size of original: 72cm x 55cm (supplied unframed)
Size of print: 29cm x 21cm (supplied unframed)
If you are interested in viewing this piece in situ via the Walnut Art App on your iPhone or iPad, then please feel free to request a QR code from us using the “Ask a Question” tab. To view a demo of this app in action please click here
All of our products come with free delivery to mainland UK.
If you live outside the UK mainland and would like to make a purchase, please contact us using the Ask a Question” tab for details on additional delivery costs.
You have 14 days from receiving the product to notify Sable & Ox if you wish to return an item. Please note that pieces commissioned to your specific requirements, or items with a broken hygiene seal cannot be returned unless found to be faulty.
Take note that all of our products are packaged and shipped by the artist and not by Sable & Ox.
Read our full deliveries and returns policy here.