It appears that the two women never met. Yet their paths often ran parallel.
The Artist Who Witnessed the Beauty and Horror of WWI Aerial Combat
Henri Farré left behind his comfortable life as a portraitist to join the French military, and depict firsthand the birth of combat aviation in WWI.
The Wartime Quilts Made by Men from Military Uniforms
The American Folk Art Museum in New York is exhibiting wartime quilts made by British soldiers from their uniforms in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Seymour Chwast’s Graphic Battle Against War
A 5,000-year chronicle of human violence is the goal of illustrator Seymour Chwast’s new book project, which follows his almost six-decades of antiwar art.
The British Government’s Only Woman Artist in WWII Finally Gets a Retrospective
Evelyn Dunbar was the only woman to be salaried as an Official British War Artist during World War II, painting and sketching images of the home front, particularly the Women’s Land Army where civilians were employed in agriculture to fill in for absent soldiers.
Conjuring the Anxiety of Domestic Spaces During War
It was clear to me that Helene Kazan still believes that it is the visual, the image, that will convey the information she wants to get across.
The Lost Histories of Women at War
Photos of men in war are ubiquitous — as historical records, photojournalism, and complex artistic representations. Images of women in battle are less common, mirroring the stereotype that men are overwhelmingly the warring sex.
The Graphics of the Great War in France
More than any conflict before it, World War I was a visual battle. Propaganda proliferated across the fronts, and magazines, newspapers, photography, early films, and even fashion and children’s books were involved in a rally of imagery on a large scale.
Modernist Camouflage, Reconstructed
The general goal of camouflage is to be invisible. Back during World War I, however, hundreds of Allied ships went to battle painted in bright geometric designs that were anything but subtle.
Trench Art: A Curious Creation of Conflict
During the hellish Battle of Verdun that raged from February to December of 1916, an estimated 60 million shells were blasted between the French and the Germans, leaving the people and the ground around them mutilated. This was a new and grisly type of war, yet there was an unexpected by-product of these mounds of used shell cases: trench art.
The Ruins, Rubble, and Architecture of War in Art
The architecture of war is more accurately the ruins it leaves behind, but there are structures to this destruction. An exhibition at the partially reopened Imperial War Museum in London is looking at both the rubble and the building of war.
The Cups of War
LOS ANGELES — Ceramist and former US Marine Ehren Tool is exhibiting 1,000 cups decorated with decals of soldiers’ photos and sculptural reliefs shaped like medals and bombs.
In his first solo exhibition, Ehren Tool: Production or Destruction, ceramist and former Marine Ehren Tool is exhibiting a thousand uniquely crafted cups decorated with ceramic decals of soldiers’ photos, propaganda and sculptural reliefs shaped like medals and bombs.