|John Moody, Margaret Sewell, 1927|
Art was used in many ways in the tumultuous period after the end of the war, from documenting its destructive impact, to the building of public memorials and as a social critique.
|Christopher Richard Wyne Nevison, Ypres After the First Bombardment 1916, Museum|
|Paul Citroen, Metropolis, 1923, Study Centre for Photography|
This exhibition shows how artists reacted to memories of war in many ways. George Grosz and Otto Dix exposed the unequal treatment of disabled veterans in postwar society, Hannah Höch and André Masson were instrumental in the birth of new art forms dada and surrealism, Pablo Picasso and Winifred Knights returned to tradition and classicism, whilst others including Fernand Léger and C.R.W Nevinson produced visions of the city of the future as society began to rebuild itself.
Now, through 23 September 2018
|Sir William Orpen, A Grave in a Trench, 1917|
|Marcel Gromaire, The War 1925, |
Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Thanks to Kathy Compagno for the heads-up. Text and photos from the Tate Gallery Website.