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The War to End All Wars - The Art of the First World War Frank Woodgate Wednesday 17 October 2018

The horrors of the First World War had a profound effect on the artists who fought in it, and they produced powerful images of the war and its aftermath. In the 1920s, many artists on the allied side returned to traditional subjects such as tranquil landscapes, while German artists produced powerful polemics against post-war deprivation, the treatment of war wounded and rising militarism. This lecture examines the art of both sides before, during and after the war which was expected ‘to be over by Christmas’. 

Frank Woodgate is a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, and for Tate on cruises. He also lectures at Dulwich Picture Gallery and is a scriptwriter for the Living Paintings Trust (art for the blind and partially-sighted). 

The Menin Road, 1919, by Paul Nash courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, Art.IWM ART 2242