Thursday, 8 April 2010

War Artists

John Singer Sargent's painting Gassed (1918), with its column of soldiers blinded by mustard gas being led across a battlefield, must be one of the most poignant images of World War I. It's part of the Imperial War Museum London's war art collection, which has had a "major re-hang" for its current Breakthrough exhibition (CLICK). Admission is free. The work of another war artist - one who recorded both world wars - is on display at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London: Paul Nash: The Elements (CLICK). The role of the war artist is assessed in BBC News Magazine (title link).


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