British Artists and War

British Artists and War

Author: Peter Harrington

Publisher: Greenhill Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032846282

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Categories: Art

An Artist s War

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 ...

Author: Phyllida Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 0750982381

Category: Artists

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.
Categories: Artists

Art War and Revolution in France 1870 1871

Art  War and Revolution in France  1870 1871

"John Milner investigates not only what the war and the Commune meant to the artists concerned but also how artists defined the character and nature of events and presented them to the public, thereby influencing their reception, ...

Author: John Milner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300084078

Category: Art

Page: 243

View: 419

During a brief and ferociously violent ten-month period between 1870 and 1871, the last Napoleonic empire was destroyed, France was plunged into a hopeless war with Prussia, Paris was besieged, and the Paris Commune revolted and was suppressed by a new Republic. This engrossing book surveys the responses made by artists to these cataclysmic events. John Milner investigates not only what the war and the Commune meant to the artists concerned but also how artists defined the character and nature of events and presented them to the public, thereby influencing their reception, interpretation, and impact. Milner explains the evolving positions of artists during that year. Under Napoleon III, artists received major commissions from patrons and were centrally involved in the image of empire. In wartime, artists called up for duty recorded the horrors of war and became politicized, some loyal to the emperor, others violently against. When the war was over, the uprising of the Paris Commune set the French against themselves. Some artists - in particular Gustave Courbet - declared themselves Communards and rejected the government, producing powerful canvases that portrayed the final slaughter that suppressed the Commune. A new image - of the Republic, of military defeat, and of the significance of the Commune - was needed, and fresh opportunities arose for artists who were able to redraw or reinterpret history.
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Artists of World War II

Artists of World War II

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

Author: Barbara McCloskey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321531

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 153

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

Art and War

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

Author: Laura Brandon

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1845112377

Category: Art

Page: 179

View: 470

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.
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Art of War

Art of War

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

Author: H. Avery Chenoweth

Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114379535

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 817

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

The War Artists

The War Artists

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

Author: Meirion Harries

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: UOM:39015016882261

Category: Art and war

Page: 308

View: 722

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

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 ...

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781783107797

Category: Art

Page: 350

View: 368

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.
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The Artists War Fund 1900

The Artists War Fund  1900

Author: London. Guildhall. Corporation Art Gallery

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:82404628

Category: Art

Page: 39

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War Paint

War Paint

Lively and insightful, the book adds new dimensions to the study of British art and cultural history.

Author: Brian Foss

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300108907

Category: Art

Page: 254

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In this groundbreaking examination of British war art during the Second World War, Brian Foss delves deeply into what art meant to Britain and its people at a time when the nation's very survival was under threat. Foss probes the impact of war art on the relations between art, state patronage, and public interest in art, and he considers how this period of duress affected the trajectory of British Modernism. Supported by some two hundred illustrations and extensive archival research, the book offers the richest, most nuanced view of mid-century art and artists in Britain yet written. The author focuses closely on Sir Kenneth Clark's influential War Artists' Advisory Committee and explores topics ranging from censorship to artists' finances, from the depiction of women as war workers to the contributions of war art to evolving notions of national identity and Britishness. Lively and insightful, the book adds new dimensions to the study of British art and cultural history.
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The War of Art

The War of Art

The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.

Author: Steven Pressfield

Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC

ISBN: 9781936891047

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 989

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
Categories: Self-Help

Artists in Times of War

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.

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609801670

Category: History

Page: 39

View: 115

"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.
Categories: History

Art Against War

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

Author: D. J. R. Bruckner

Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press

ISBN: UOM:39015006775657

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 839

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
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War and Art

War and Art

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

Author: Jacob Frank

Publisher:

ISBN: 3506702920

Category:

Page: 400

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The Civil War and American Art

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 ...

Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300187335

Category: Art

Page: 316

View: 276

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.
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The War of Art

The War of Art

On a larger scale, Resistance can mean that an artist abandons his or her profession, or denies his or her creative dreams… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 9781945048500

Category: Self-Help

Page: 38

View: 600

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield | Summary & Analysis Preview: Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles is a book dedicated to helping writers and other artists overcome creative barriers and produce valuable and satisfying work. Pressfield discusses his own artistic struggles and uses examples of artists throughout history in order to inspire and guide other creators. The biggest barrier to artistic creation is Resistance. Resistance is a negative energy that intercedes whenever a person attempts to achieve a positive goal, such as painting a picture, exercising, or making a life change. Resistance is a combination of self-doubt, self-deception, fear of change, and fear of success. On a day-to-day basis, Resistance is expressed as procrastination, as when an artist cleans the house, gets a snack, or does anything rather than sit down to work. On a larger scale, Resistance can mean that an artist abandons his or her profession, or denies his or her creative dreams… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Influence · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
Categories: Self-Help

Street Art and the War on Terror

Street Art and the War on Terror

Presents a collection of anti-war graffiti images from around the world.

Author: Eleanor Mathieson

Publisher: Korero Books Llp

ISBN: 095533988X

Category: Art

Page: 174

View: 695

Presents a collection of anti-war graffiti images from around the world.
Categories: Art

Art from the First World War

Art from the First World War

Showcasing IWM's extensive collection, this book includes works from the major artists of the time such as John and Paul Nash, Orpen, Spencer and Singer Sargent, as well less familiar artists, offering an insight into the huge range and ...

Author: Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: Imperial War Museums

ISBN: 1904897894

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 860

Showcasing IWM's extensive collection, this book includes works from the major artists of the time such as John and Paul Nash, Orpen, Spencer and Singer Sargent, as well less familiar artists, offering an insight into the huge range and power of wartime art during the First World War.
Categories: Art

Dominic Serres R A 1719 1793

Dominic Serres  R A   1719 1793

This exceptional book is the first biography of the superior marine painter, Dominic Serres R.A. and is the result of extensive research.

Author: Alan Russett

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: UOM:39015056488748

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 375

This exceptional book is the first biography of the superior marine painter, Dominic Serres R.A. and is the result of extensive research. It is the story of an artist who, after being brought to England as a prisoner-of-war, became the most dominant marine painter of his era. Granted naval patronage, he played his part in a crucial period of development in British painting and of growing national awareness through colonial wars in the Americas and worldwide. Serres recorded national events and naval engagements, and chronicled the naval history of epic years in prints and paintings. Dominic Serres R.A. -- War Artist to the Navy contains the latest examination of the artist's life and work, and extensive picture research demonstrated with hundreds of lavish colour plates and exceptional black and white illustrations. The first in-depth study of artistic patronage by naval commanders is documented here and their actions are set in historical context. In addition to the wealth of information concerning Serres' work, the reader is provided with a comprehensive view of the artist as his life, family and close friendships are discussed. Over 200 reproductions of Serres' work have been assembled -- work that began as landscapes and evolved into predominantly large maritime oils and canvases. Although Serres remained a landscapist at heart, this beautiful book, saturated with incomparable illustrations, proves that he was truly one of the foremost marine painters. 79 colour & 120 b/w illustrations
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Artists and Warfare in the Renaissance

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.

Author: John Rigby Hale

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300048408

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 365

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.
Categories: Art