Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Christopher Nevinson

Returning to the Trenches, 1914-15

Nevinson’s early work during the war is typical of Futurist attitude to conflict: the movement, primarily made up of Italians, (Nevinson was one of the only British artists involved), strongly supported and promoted war as a form of status, power and positive human development. Nevinson’s later war work became much more emotionally charged and sympathetic towards wounded soldiers in undesirable hospital conditions.

The First Searchlights at Charing Cross, 1914

Flooded Trench on the Yser, 1916