The Art of World War One in 52 Paintings

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I remember seeing Gassed when young and it was the first time I realised after all the Battle and commando comics that war was actually a bit shit. It’s always given me a healthy respect for NBC.
 

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Wifey has just started OU degree in art history. Just sent her the link. She says 'thank you - great link
Ta.
The art history’s great. I can be hauled round art gallery’s without getting bored shitless and it’s actually interesting. She’s into her art and architecture. The downside is she gets to see battlefields and places of historical interest
 

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This guy, Meredith Williams, produced some great war art which continued after the war when, with his wife, they created many war memorials, stained glass windows and a lot of the work in the Scottish National War Memorial in the Castle.

An Artist’s War

An excellent book with many superb paintings and pre work sketches, plus photographs of war memorials and Windows. Really good book.
 
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I remember seeing Gassed when young and it was the first time I realised after all the Battle and commando comics that war was actually a bit shit. It’s always given me a healthy respect for NBC.
I take it that was the huge painting in the Imperial War Museum in London. Really brought home the reality of the Great War.
 
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I take it that was the huge painting in the Imperial War Museum in London. Really brought home the reality of the Great War.
Yes that’s the one. We used to charge through the galleries to get to the trench experience and guns in the lobby but always seemed to stop by that painting.I’ve not been back since the refurb but I hope it’s still on display.
 
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The work of William Orpen at the Butte de Warlencourt I have always found an odd snapshot of a tiny portion of a vast war on a day that isn't the 'mud, blood' shorthand for the Great War. Wasn't until decades later I found that my great grandfather had been killed at Martinpuich a short distance away and overlooked by the Butte.


William Orpen: A German Gunners Shelter, Warlencourt


William Orpen: The Butte de Warlencourt
 

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