Wednesday 13 May 2020

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Did you know that artists play an essential role in war efforts?

Did you know that artists play an essential role in war efforts?

Join IWM experts Becky and Paris this week as they share real life stories of artists, and the invaluable role they played during the Second World War. War artists didn’t just paint scenes on the battlefield, they also captured everyday life and showed how ordinary people’s lives were shaped by war.  

Try our Art Quiz!

Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-ring, 1943, by Laura Knight
© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 2850)

Try our Art Quiz!

Take a close look at some special artworks and explore some of the amazing details they contain. 

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FAMILY MISSION

FAMILY MISSION

It’s time to dust off those paint brushes, pencils and crayons and get creative!

This week we want you to take inspiration from the British war artists from the First and Second World Wars whose job it was to record the many different aspects of war; from queuing up at the shops to fighter planes in the skies over London. Your mission is to pick up a pencil, crayon or paintbrush and create a picture of life at home during lockdown.

Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Grown ups! Every Friday, we’ll be sharing fun challenges on Twitter and Facebook - follow us to make sure you get your “mission briefing” every week. Don't forget to let us know you are taking part!