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  • 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.

  • 'Sacrifice'. Study for the painting in Ottawa.

    'Sacrifice'. Study for the painting in Ottawa.

    (art) Made by: Sims, Charles 1918

    Art.IWM ART 5581

    image: A depiction of Christ on the cross is superimposed over a scene of British soldiers gathering to bury dead soldiers in a battle-scarred landscape. There appear to be civilians in the foreground and a building on the right.

  • 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...

  • Life Indoors? Target London 9, A Set of Photomontage Posters on Civil Defence in London

    Life Indoors? Target London 9, A Set of Photomontage Posters on Civil Defence in London

    (art) Made by: Kennard, Peter 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16020 9

    Peter Kennard takes a very different approach to Eric Rimmington (displayed alongside), expressing his clear opposition to nuclear warfare. The combination of photomontage and text sends a bold message about the threat and folly of nuclear war in the...

  • "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.

  • War

    War

    (art) Made by: Collins, Cecil 1946

    Art.IWM ART 16407

    image: in the foreground is a weeping face with a shell-like body, beside a flag pole shrouded in a cloud of smoke. On the horizon appear to be hills or mountains, with clouds immediately above and rays of light emanating out from the sun as it meets the...

  • Back to Normal! Target London 12, A Set of Photomontage Posters on Civil Defence in London

    Back to Normal! Target London 12, A Set of Photomontage Posters on Civil Defence in London

    (art) Made by: Kennard, Peter 1985

    Art.IWM ART 16020 12

    Peter Kennard takes a very different approach to Eric Rimmington (displayed alongside), expressing his clear opposition to nuclear warfare. The combination of photomontage and text sends a bold message about the threat and folly of nuclear war in the...

  • Passing Bells - Untitled 15

    Passing Bells - Untitled 15

    (art) Made by: Walker, John 1998

    Art.IWM ART 16744 20

    image: a depiction of a soldier with an oversized bandaged head, shown side on with a bleak landscape visible behind. A series of marks in the background suggest shattered tree stumps.

  • Pro Patria, 1938

    Pro Patria, 1938

    (art) Made by: Armstrong, John 1938

    Art.IWM ART 16547

    image: A tiny, single figure in a fragmented and surreal townscape. The town consists of bomb damaged buildings with peeling wallpaper and political posters, fragments of classical sculptures and twisted trees.

  • Damaged Steel Girders, Bristol 1941

    Damaged Steel Girders, Bristol 1941

    (art) Made by: Vézelay, Paule 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 7206

    image: An abstract composition of coiled and twisted girders of all sizes.

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