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Images of War: World War I Looking Back to the Renaissance / Soldiers of Misfortune and Paul Nash

A short series to commemorate the art of the Great War, through a very particular view point – that of the connections between the official art commissioned and the influence of Renaissance painting on those commissions. This influence is perhaps not obvious, however it was crucial since the British War Memorials Committee charged with commissioning war art for a Hall of Remembrance, held up Uccello's Battle of San Romano as the standard bearer for the size and scale of new canvases commissioned. Further connections between both periods, will be discussed in relation to sculpted memorial monuments to the fallen of WW1


From 15C Italy, we move to the arena of World War One and a different type of war imagery. We explore how bloody conflict nurtured a number of creative artists of Paul Nash's age and how the Great War called for a new kind of art while maintaining a tradition stretching back to Uccello's age.


Speaker(s):

Dr Antonia Whitley | talks

 

Date and Time:

22 January 2015 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£46

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