Confronting art: British paintings of World War I

Percy Wyndham Lewis A battery shelled 1919

Today, one hundred years ago the Great War was outliving its expiration date. No one had dared to imagine soldiers would be trapped in the trenches beyond Christmas 1914. They were inhabitable, filled with mud and diseases and highly lethal. For eternal effect, British painters displayed this horrific situation in color; loud and clear in a time of black and white news covering. Today, they are still incredibly confronting.

The Imperial War Museum in London displays them in the exhibition Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War. One of the top exhibitions in London at the moment! And your visit is free of charge.

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War 
Imperial War Museum London // Until March 8 2015
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