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  • "Can Spring Be Far Behind?", 1940

    "Can Spring Be Far Behind?", 1940

    (art) Made by: ARMSTRONG, JOHN 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 6389

    image: a surreal landscape. In the foreground are the ruins of bombed buildings. Behind these, in a complete contrast of scale, a white tulip towers, growing from an arid soil.

  • Casualty of War

    Casualty of War

    (art) Made by: Robb, Carole 1995

    Art.IWM ART 16957

    image: A night-time scene showing a dimly lit city street of dark doorways. In the middle of the road there is a naked woman lying on her side next to an unoccupied motorbike.

  • Into the Carapace

    Into the Carapace

    (art) Made by: Stevenson, Paul 1982

    Art.IWM ART 16197

    image: an RAF airman with false legs, a loose representation of Douglas Bader, stands before the rear of an RAF aircraft. The airman holds his left false leg up to the side above his waist, with his left arm out in similar fashion. The two wheels of the...

  • Proposal for the Camouflaging of a Type 22 Pillbox in a Classical Park

    Proposal for the Camouflaging of a Type 22 Pillbox in a Classical Park

    (art) Made by: Finlay, Ian Hamilton (Undefined) 1988

    Art.IWM ART 16633

    image: a schematic diagram of a pillbox with romantic landscape 'camouflage' designs. The diagram shows designs for the front, side and rear elevations, which show a colourful forested landscape. It also includes a roof design, which displays...

  • Catameringue


    (art) Made by: Finlay, Ian Hamilton (Undefined)

    Art.IWM ART 15808

    image: two blue ellipses joined by two black shapes, which combine to create the impression of a cream filled meringue. It also suggests the shape of a catamaran seen from below, with the title a play on words.

  • Premonitions of the Blitz, 1940

    Premonitions of the Blitz, 1940

    (art) Made by: Trevelyan, Julian 1940

    Art.IWM ART 15756

    image: An abstract depiction of the heads and shoulders of two figures; one woman on the left and a man wearing a flat cap on the right. Behind them two small figures and buildings are visible, including a building on the right with black smoke billowing...

  • Halt! Who Goes There 1941

    Halt! Who Goes There 1941

    (art) Made by: Trevelyan, Julian 1941

    Art.IWM ART 16075

    image: in the foreground are three strangely depicted British soldiers: one with four gun barrels protruding from his chest, one sitting on the ground and the third with a small ladder leaning against him, upon which a smaller man is climbing. There is a...

  • Gas Mask 1941

    Gas Mask 1941

    (art) Made by: Trevelyan, Julian 1941

    Art.IWM ART 16074

    image: a bizarre and unsettling depiction of a British infantryman in full kit. The soldier is shown wearing recognisable elements of uniform, such as tin hat, greatcoat and with a bedding roll attached to the top of his pack. But his face is a mixture...

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    (art) Made by: Collins, Cecil 1946

    Art.IWM ART 16408

    image: an image of a man's head, shown in profile, conjoined with a tree at the mouth of a river, which is denoted by a curved and jagged shape. This appears to symbolise spiritual harmony and reconciliation.

  • Death of Achilles

    Death of Achilles

    (art) Made by: Robb, Carole 1996

    Art.IWM ART 16958

    image: Achilles lies on his back in bed with his arms behind his head. Above him, through a window we see an erupting volcano. In the foreground of the painting a naked figure with a blank face lying on her back on the floor, her feet resting against the...