Visions of War: Art of the Imperial War Museums

Visions of War: Art of the Imperial War Museums

Claire Brenard


London’s Imperial War Museum may be the last place you would expect to find work by some of Britain’s leading artists, but the new Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries, a permanent gallery space created to display works from the IWM’s collections of around 16,000 British works, are the first to explore how artists, photographers and film-makers tell the story of war and conflict. Visions of War examines works by the likes of John Singer Sargent, Peter Jackson, Steve McQueen, Paul Nash, Laura Knight, Cecil Beaton, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore and Doris Zinkeisen, demonstrating how artistic interpretation can shape our understanding of war.

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