An Artist s War

After the war some of the sketches became oil paintings while others inspired a series of war memorials in bronze, stone, wood and stained glass, most notably for the Scottish National War Memorial, on which he and Alice worked together.In ...

An Artist s War

Author: Phyllida Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780750982382

Page: 272

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WHEN the First World War broke out, Morris Meredith Williams was living in Edinburgh with his wife Alice, a sculptor, and earning his living from book illustration and teaching. A short man, his attempt to join the army in 1914 failed, but six months later he was accepted by the 17th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment, the first Bantam battalion to be raised in Wales.From June 1916, he spent ten months in and out of the trenches of the Western Front near Loos, Arras and the Somme, later mapping enemy positions from aerial reconnaissance shots with the Heavy Artillery. In 1918 he joined the Royal Engineers' camouflage unit at Wimereux. After the peace, he was among a handful of artists kept back to make paintings for the official record and toured the shattered landscape in an old ambulance car.Never without a sketchbook and pencils in his pocket, he drew at every opportunity, producing an extraordinary record of his surroundings. After the war some of the sketches became oil paintings while others inspired a series of war memorials in bronze, stone, wood and stained glass, most notably for the Scottish National War Memorial, on which he and Alice worked together.In this stunning book, the Meredith Williams's art is displayed in fine style, ranging from the touching and heartfelt to the most brutal, stark images of the waste and loss of war.

Artists of World War II

Provides information on art during World War II with profiles of artists and descriptions of their works.

Artists of World War II

Author: Barbara McCloskey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321535

Page: 214

View: 743

Provides information on art during World War II with profiles of artists and descriptions of their works.

Art of War

Presents a history of American war art over the past two hundred years.

Art of War

Author: H. Avery Chenoweth

Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub

ISBN:

Page: 384

View: 406

Presents a history of American war art over the past two hundred years.

The War Artists

Overzicht van het werk van beeldende kunstenaars tot en met de Falklandoorlog van 1982.

The War Artists

Author: Meirion Harries

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN:

Page: 308

View: 404

Overzicht van het werk van beeldende kunstenaars tot en met de Falklandoorlog van 1982.

Art and War

This text presents a survey of artists' responses - both 'official' & personal - to 'the horrors of war'.

Art and War

Author: Laura Brandon

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781845112370

Page: 179

View: 538

This text presents a survey of artists' responses - both 'official' & personal - to 'the horrors of war'. It reveals the diversity of artists' portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition, from the 'heroic' paintings of Benjamin West & John Singer Sargent to brutal & iconic works by artists from Goya to Picasso.

Art of War

This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written ...

Art of War

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783107790

Page: 350

View: 169

Over the course of history, many wars have changed the political and cultural landscape of our world. While these events are defined by their upheaval and violence, they frequently contribute to the formation of the identity of entire generations or groups of people, and thus have significant cultural effects. Despite the physical and emotional destruction that occurs during these turbulent periods, they have inspired prolific artistic creation. In the wake of traumatic events over the centuries, a myriad of artists have produced works that immortalise the most dramatic moments of these wars in order to establish them in history forever. This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written by well-known writers. From Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano to Picasso’s Guernica, this work offers a captivating look at artworks inspired by war and what they reveal about humanity’s history.

Arthur Streeton

If you think you know the work of Arthur Streeton, his war art will make you think again.

Arthur Streeton

Author: National Gallery of Australia

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780642334732

Page: 184

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If you think you know the work of Arthur Streeton, his war art will make you think again. While resident in London in 1915, Streeton joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, working as an orderly at the 3rd London General Hospital, where he came to understand the impact of war. His response to the tumult of the First World War is poignantly encapsulated in the works he produced as an Official War Artist in France from May to November 1918. As an artist best known for his lyrical landscapes, his depictions of the modern machines of war are unexpected, and yet they make sense. To a large extent, technology was what made the First World War so devastating, and Streeton was there in the last months to observe its impact on the troops, towns and landscape. His vision of damaged guns, planes and places serves as a metaphor for the many maimed and shell-shocked servicemen he encountered. This publication reproduces key works from that period from collections around Australia and overseas and is a key record of the war and Streeton¿s involvement in it.

An Artist s Story of the Great War

Edwin Forbes was born in New York City in 1839.

An Artist s Story of the Great War

Author: Edwin Forbes

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582187211

Page: 336

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Edwin Forbes was born in New York City in 1839. He worked as a sketch artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper joining the staff at age 22. In 1861 he was attached to the Army of the Potomac, and was one of the youngest and one of the few artists who covered the entire war. Most of his illustrations were of the daily life of the soldiers, but he also depicted battle scenes including the Second Battle of Bull Run, and Hooker's Charge at Antietam. As a young man, Forbes was a student of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, and from 1861 to 1882, exhibited at the National Academy of Design. Originally he started his career as an animal painter and then did some genre and landscape, but after the Civil War, drew primarily upon his sketches from that period for his paintings and etchings. Late in his career, his right side was paralyzed, and he learned to paint left handed. His drawings won a medal at the Centennial Exposition of 1876. Forbes died in 1895.

The Civil War and American Art

Collects the best artwork created before, during and following the Civil War, in the years between 1859 and 1876, along with extensive quotations from men and women alive during the war years and text by literary figures, including Emily ...

The Civil War and American Art

Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300187335

Page: 316

View: 441

Collects the best artwork created before, during and following the Civil War, in the years between 1859 and 1876, along with extensive quotations from men and women alive during the war years and text by literary figures, including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. 15,000 first printing.

Art Against War

A survey of antiwar art features the works of over one hundred artists from many countries, including Breughel, Goya, Manet, Kandinsky, Munch, Sloan, and Searle

Art Against War

Author: D. J. R. Bruckner

Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 188

A survey of antiwar art features the works of over one hundred artists from many countries, including Breughel, Goya, Manet, Kandinsky, Munch, Sloan, and Searle

War and Art

The present volume provides a critical insight into the relationship of art and war.

War and Art

Author: Jacob Frank

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783506702920

Page: 407

View: 127

The present volume provides a critical insight into the relationship of art and war. It shows how artists perceive war and how they depict it, to warn the spectator but to cure their own trauma at the same time.0War causes destruction, loss, and trauma. Many artists have used their art to express feelings and memories related to these losses and their own traumatic experiences. The artwork that came into existence due to such processes reflects on events of our past, but should be considered a warning at the same time. To deal with human suffering means to fully engage with the artist remains of human war experiences. The present volume aims to provide a first critical insight into the relationship between art and war, showing how artists dealt with human losses, destruction, and personal trauma.

Artists in Times of War

In this collection of four essays, the author of A People's History of the United States writes about why "To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism.

Artists in Times of War

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801679

Page: 112

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"Political power," says Howard Zinn, "is controlled by the corporate elite, and the arts are the locale for a kind of guerilla warfare in the sense that guerillas look for apertures and opportunities where they can have an effect." In Artists in Times of War, Zinn looks at the possibilities to create such apertures through art, film, activism, publishing and through our everyday lives. In this collection of four essays, the author of A People's History of the United States writes about why "To criticize the government is the highest act of patriotism." Filled with quotes and examples from the likes of Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, e. e. cummings, Thomas Paine, Joseph Heller, and Emma Goldman, Zinn's essays discuss America's rich cultural counternarratives to war, so needed in these days of unchallenged U.S. militarism.

Art at the Service of War

Art at the Service of War is the story of how artists as diverse as modernist Paul Nash, the revolutionary Vorticist Wyndham Lewis, and young Canadians such as A.Y. Jackson came to paint Canada's war.

Art at the Service of War

Author: Maria Tippett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781442647923

Page: 200

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Art at the Service of War is the story of how artists as diverse as modernist Paul Nash, the revolutionary Vorticist Wyndham Lewis, and young Canadians such as A.Y. Jackson came to paint Canada's war.

American Artists Against War 1935 2010

This text should be of broad interest to both scholars and general readers."—Cécile Whiting, author of Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s "In this dauntingly ambitious yet highly accessible book, McCarthy has accomplished something ...

American Artists Against War  1935 2010

Author: David McCarthy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520286707

Page: 242

View: 879

Artists against war and fascism -- Doom -- End your silence -- A network of artist/activists -- Not in our name.

Art War and Revolution in France 1870 1871

En beskrivelse af franske kunstneres opfattelse af Frankrigs krig mod Preussen, Pariserkommunen og den nye franske republik, som det kommer til udtryk i deres kunst

Art  War and Revolution in France  1870 1871

Author: John Milner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300084072

Page: 243

View: 161

En beskrivelse af franske kunstneres opfattelse af Frankrigs krig mod Preussen, Pariserkommunen og den nye franske republik, som det kommer til udtryk i deres kunst

Artists and Warfare in the Renaissance

This book is an exposition of the work of Renaissance war artists, reflecting the ways in which they responded, often independently of patrons, to the facts of war, its nature and causes and to the common soldier.

Artists and Warfare in the Renaissance

Author: John Rigby Hale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300048407

Page: 278

View: 798

This book is an exposition of the work of Renaissance war artists, reflecting the ways in which they responded, often independently of patrons, to the facts of war, its nature and causes and to the common soldier. There is an emphasis on German and Italian artists illustrating their divergent artistic focuses.

1920 1945

Looks at the artists, movements, and themes of art in the twentieth century.

1920 1945

Author: Valerio Terraroli

Publisher: Art of the Twentieth Century (

ISBN:

Page: 448

View: 493

Looks at the artists, movements, and themes of art in the twentieth century.