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  • We are Making a New World

    We are Making a New World

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1146

    image: The view over a desolate landscape with shattered trees, the earth a mass of shell holes. The sun hangs high in the sky, beams of light shining down through heavy, earth-coloured clouds.

  • Void of War

    Void of War

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 15514

    image: an angular, almost abstract depiction of a shell-pocked landscape and shattered trees. A duckboard angles its way across the landscape, and driving rain falls from a cloud in the top left corner of the composition.

  • The Artist: Self Portrait

    The Artist: Self Portrait

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2993

    image: A head and shoulders self-portrait of the artist wearing a steel helmet and sheepskin jerkin. He stands before a battle-scarred landscape containing a grave, which is marked by a steel helmet placed on top of a rifle stuck into the earth. The sky...

  • The Mad Woman of Douai

    The Mad Woman of Douai

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 4671

    image: A scene set in the ruins of a church. The East-facing fall of the apse is all that remains, and the crucifix still intact. A group of peasants stand around a woman sitting on a chair next to a table. She has an expression of horror frozen on her...

  • To the Unknown British Soldier in France

    To the Unknown British Soldier in France

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William

    Art.IWM ART 4438

    image: A coffin holding the remains of an unknown soldier, draped in the Union flag, lies at the bottom of the composition. The coffin lies in state in a richly decorated marble hall directly beneath a chandelier. There is a dark hallway in the centre...

  • Harvest, 1918

    Harvest, 1918

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 4663

    image: A scene with three French peasant women. Two of the women lean towards the ground as if harvesting, though they are actually tending a grave that is covered in stakes with barbed-wire. To the right another woman stands holding a baby. She has...

  • Gassed


    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1919

    Art.IWM ART 1460

    Gassed by John Singer Sargent is currently not on display at IWM London. It is on tour to various institutions in North America and will return to IWM North in late 2018. image: A side on view of a line of soldiers being led along a duckboard by a...

  • The Menin Road

    The Menin Road

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2242

    image: A devastated battlefield pocked with rain-filled shell-holes, flooded trenches and shattered trees lit by unearthly beams of light from an apocalyptic sky. Two figures pick their way along a tree-lined road, the road punctuated by shell-holes and...

  • A Battery Shelled

    A Battery Shelled

    (art) Made by: Lewis, Percy Wyndham 1919

    Art.IWM ART 2747

    image: Three officers stand to the left of the composition beside a pile of ammunition boxes. Each looks in a different direction. One has his back to the viewer and looks out over the scene of the painting. There are marionette-like figures moving over...

  • L'Enfer


    (art) Made by: Leroux, Georges 1921

    Art.IWM ART 4415

    image: A view of a desolate battlefield showing raging fires, thick smoke, shell holes full of deep mud, and corpses.