War art

Significant art emerged from traumas of the past—will the pandemic prove different?

As the coronavirus crisis stretches on, we look at how artists have captured confinement in recent history and what is being done now

The first book on official Australian art and artists in the First World War explains how the national collection was made

Aim of Australian government’s war art scheme was to prioritise first-hand representations of the conflict

Museumsarchive

Pakistan’s contemporary museum launches with anti-war art

President Musharraf has encouraged artists to promote a “peaceful and tolerant” image of their country through their work

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US army collection: Looking at the art of the Iraq war

A collection of paintings is stored in a basement in Washington, DC. The artists are serving—or have served—in the US Army

Eric Ravilious' imagined realities at the Imperial War Museum

London hosts the largest ever exhibition of this artist's work

Weapons of mass dissemination: The propaganda of war on show at the Wolfsonian

Florida International University presents a brilliantly curated tour of the First and Second World Wars

Canadian war art on tour

“Battle lines: Canadian artists in the field, 1917-19” is on show now at Canada House

Booksarchive

Books: Documenting war, populism, protest and propaganda

Three books show that the depiction of war in art is as various as other human responses to the phenomenon

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Books: Wyndham Lewis and the art of modern war

This collection positions Lewis as an “anti-war war artist”

British war artist Peter Howson sent to Bosnia

Continuing a practice from World War I, Howson will respond to the ongoing conflict in the region

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