Is Art a True Picture of War?

Tue 21 October 2014

7pm – 9.30pm

The First World War saw a flourishing of British artistic expression, resulting in the creation of a new genre: war art.

Artists such as CRW Nevinson, Paul Nash and William Orpen experimented with new forms of art to reflect what they saw and depict the reality of the first ‘total’ war. Is the art created during the First World War truly authentic or part of the propaganda surrounding Britain’s wartime efforts?

Join BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, and an expert panel including art critic Marina Vaizey; historian Dan Todman; artist Hughie O’Donoghue and IWM’s senior curator of art Richard Slocombe as they discuss British war art from the First World War and its legacy.

There will be an opportunity to view Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War after the talk until 9.30pm.

Doors open at 6.30pm and you will be able to purchase refreshments from our bar.


 

Cost:

Adults £12

Concession £10

IWM Friends £10

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