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  • 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...

  • Blue Baby, Blitz Over Britain, 1941

    Blue Baby, Blitz Over Britain, 1941

    (art) Made by: Burra, Edward 1941

    Art.IWM ART 16500

    image: a monstrous blue bird-like figure hovers over a desolate landscape. Clouds of smoke rise from rocky shapes on the ground. A group of figures cower in terror among the ruins of their homes.

  • "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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soldier and Girl Sleeping

    Soldier and Girl Sleeping

    (art) Made by: Scott, William 1942

    Art.IWM ART 16843

    image: A soldier in a greatcoat and a girl sit arm-in arm, sleeping together on a station bench. He is leaning into the corner and grips the girl's arm with both hands. Dressed in brown, she lies against him, her head resting on his shoulder,...

  • Blitzed City with Self-Portrait

    Blitzed City with Self-Portrait

    (art) Made by: Minton, John 1941

    Art.IWM ART 16739

    image: A slender, dark-haired youth with a melancholic gaze leans against a brick pillar. He wears an open-necked shirt and a short jacket with one button fastened. His trouser belt is shown slightly unfastened. Behind him is a cityscape of bombed...

  • Wapping

    Wapping

    (art) Made by: Minton, John 1941

    Art.IWM ART 17174

    image: A slender, head and shoulder self-portrait of the youthful John Minton. He stands in a bomb damaged slum street in Wapping. In the middleground right a female figure wearing a red dress stands in the road with her back to the viewer.

  • Echo of the Bombardment

    Echo of the Bombardment

    (art) Made by: Vaughan, John Keith 1942

    Art.IWM ART 17439

    image: a surreal moonlit scene featuring a large primeval coiled form in the foreground right. In the background stand the bombed-out shells of two buildings. From the window cavities of each emerge conical forms also reminiscent of prehistoric...