- Age 9 to 11 (KS2)
- Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
Use this quiz as an additional activity after watching our Painting Life resource. Here are three paintings done in different styles depicting scenes during the Second World War. Our Curators, Paris and Becky, tell us that an artist’s most important skill is looking, really looking. Take a close look at the artworks below, noticing as many details as you can.
1. A Balloon Site
This artwork was painted by artist Laura Knight in 1943. It shows a group of women at work with a barrage balloon.
2. Wings for Victory Week
Here we see a busy Trafalgar Square in London with a Lancaster bomber on display. A huge crowd has gathered to mark 'Wings for Victory Week'. This watercolour was painted by Roland Vivian Pitchforth in 1943.
3. Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-Ring
This painting is also by Laura Knight. It shows Ruby Loftus at work in a factory. The artwork was created to mark Miss Loftus's outstanding skills in the factory.