The Italian landscape dazzled him, and many of his lyrical sketches pay homage to this civilized land torn apart by conflict.
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Because Comfort was always striving for accuracy in depicting the men and machinery of war, frustration sometimes emerged. Then, his brush exploded over the paper as a series of paintings all titled Battle Scene (Fantasy). These works convey the artist's awareness of the fragility of human life in wartime and his anger at the senseless destruction he witnessed.
Comfort could be inspired by a particularly stirring scene, as his painting Spitfires Flying Low over Raviscanina shows. In this watercolour the felled tree trunk acts as a counterpoint to the pair of speeding aircraft above. The landscape is forced into the background in the face of the urgency of war.