Lydia Bauman 1st World War Artists and Art

Tuesday 1st July

Food served after lecture

Lecture starts 6:30pm

Tickets £10 including a tea or coffee

A war artist will have depicted some aspect of war through art; this might be a pictorial record or it might commemorate how war shapes lives. A war artist creates a visual account of war by showing its impact as men and women are shown waiting, preparing, fighting, suffering, celebrating.

The works produced by war artists illustrate and record many aspects of war, and the individual’s experience of war, whether allied or enemy, service or civilian, military or political, social or cultural. The rôle of the artist and his work embraces the causes, course and consequences of conflict and it has an essentially educational purpose.