The Huntington Library is exhibiting 250 of its objects that were made, edited, or acquired in 1919.
World War I
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 International Modernisms of World War I
Ephemera provides an important history lesson, especially for a war that is disappearing from America’s collective memory, but the most affective works in World War I and the Visual Arts are those that convey the pathos of the war experience.
The Women Photographers of World War I
No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War at Impressions Gallery in the UK highlights women’s perspectives of World War I.
The Racist Caricatures of African Soldiers that Soothed French Colonial Anxieties
With a Weapon and a Grin, a new book by Stephan Likosky, traces the iconography used to infantilize African soldiers who fought in the French army during World War I.
One Hundred Years of World War
“Wounded Man (Autumn 1916, Bapaume),” from Dix’s portfolio of 50 etchings, The War (Der Krieg), shows a brutal reality that lays waste to George W. Bush’s anesthetized vision of war wounds.
Help Transcribe World War I Love Letters
On this Valentine’s Day, Europeana is launching a crowdsourcing project to transcribe the text of digitized World War I love letters.
American Artists’ Fraught Responses to the First World War
From critical to patriotic and everything in between, a vast exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts displays the full range of US artists’ reactions to World War I.
The British Artist Who Painted Through War and Found Surrealism
A retrospective devoted to the British painter Paul Nash shifts the focus from his radical interpretations of war and Surrealism to his innovative use of color.
The Sculptor Who Made Masks for Soldiers Disfigured in World War I
Any enduring romanticism for war was obliterated by the industrialized brutality of World War I, from which legions of soldiers returned disfigured by facial injuries.
Preserving the Concrete Listening Ears of Early Surveillance
Prior to the invention of radar in the 1930s, a system of concrete acoustic mirrors was set up around the coast of the United Kingdom as an early form of surveillance.
A Statue in Belgrade Commemorates the Man Who Set Off World War I
Serbia officially endorsed what might be its most controversial historical figure on Sunday when it inaugurated a statue of Gavrilo Princip, the assassin who fired the shot that started World War I, the AP reported.