A Parachute Bomb

A Parachute Bomb
Matvyn Wright
A Parachute Bomb

oil
50.8 x 76.2cm
IWM ART LD 1355

Wright, working for the Auxiliary Fire Service, witnessed with his colleagues the extraordinary strange silhouettes and falling forms of the Thames Blitz; here he captured the fear of waiting and destruction. The bomb almost appears to be held up by the crane-like structures of the barge. In reality, this is a fragile snapshot before the inevitable explosion, with the fire crew poised to respond.