The First World War (1914-18) provided artists with a rich and complex source of inspiration. Some artists, such as those in the Artists’ Rifles, witnessed combat first-hand by fighting on the front lines.
On this guided tour, art curator Anna Lavelle will examine various First World War artworks. These depictions range from vivid battle scenes, such as those painted by William Barnes Wollen, to poignant reflections of soldiers’ homecoming.
This tour will last approximately one hour.
Anna Lavelle is an art curator at the National Army Museum with principal responsibility for prints, drawings and watercolours. Her research interests include the dissemination of knowledge and artistic practices through prints, as well as conflict and toleration in early modern Europe.