WAR IN ART AND LITERATURE

Exclusively for Members

An Exclusive Online & In-Person Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

Doors open for those coming in person at 3pm

Tea and cake will be served in the Headley Lecture Theatre before the talk at 3.30pm


With Alice Foster, art historian

The British War Propaganda Bureau appointed Sir Muirhead Bone as Britain’s first official war artist in May 1916. Art historian Alice Foster will take us through a short selection of the major artists and artworks which followed.

This will include the work of the brothers Paul and John Nash, Sir Stanley Spencer and Christopher Nevinson among others. She will accompany these images with selected readings. 

Christopher Nevinson's atmospheric painting of The Towpath, 1912, showing Camden's Regent Canal - painted with broken brushwork in a fluent, Impressionist style

Christopher Nevinson, The Towpath, showing Camden's Regent Canal, 1912


BOOKING

Tickets are available to Members only.

This talk will take place both on Zoom (online) and in the Headley Lecture Theatre (in-person) at the Ashmolean.

Tickets are required for both online (£7) and in-person (£15) attendance.

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