Artists & World War I: The Battlefront
1:30 to 2:30 P.M.
Members Free, Non-Members $10 | Registration required
World War I was the first truly mechanized global war, and it changed everything, including art. This four-part series examines how artists captured the Great War and the post-war world, creating the path for Modern Art that would send shock waves across the cultural landscape.
Artists on the frontlines recorded the war in detail. England’s Artists’ Rifles were in the trenches where rifles came first and sketches were hidden. Artist Percy Wyndham Lewis and the Vorticists examined the dwarfing of man by machine for a generation who grew up with horse-drawn carriages and then faced tanks. Artists such as Sydney Carline saw the war from an airplane. Artists help fill the journalistic need for witnesses, and the war channeled their art in new directions.
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