CHASM IN TIME: Scottish War Art and Artists

CHASM IN TIME: Scottish War Art and Artists

PATRICIA ANDREW    Book Number: 81276    Product format: Hardback

An exciting visual record of Scotland's experience of war during the 20th century which explores not only the First and Second World Wars, but also the South African War which was still ongoing in 1900. It also contains 200 works of art of more recent conflicts, many still continuing. The author explains that the South Africa war was 'fought in khaki', posing something of a challenge to artists used to the vivid colours of previous skirmishes. One particularly dramatic work by Patrick William Adam, painted in 1915, is simply entitled 'War'. It depicts the aftermath of an explosion in a living room, probably in France or Belgium, where furniture has been overturned, smoke and dust fill the room and debris is scattered across the floor - a stark reminder of how everyday life could so quickly be disrupted for the citizens. Many of the more dramatic records of the Western Front were produced by non-professional artists such as an ink and watercolour Blowing Bodies to Smithereens by Hiram Law Sturdy, a house painter and coal miner by trade, who recorded his wartime experiences in illustrated notebooks, and who managed to return from the trenches with the books still in his possession. The excellent, informative text recounts the story of Scotland at war, and describes the artworks included. Amongst the works shown are those by Stanley Spencer, Alfred Egerton Cooper, William Skeoch Cumming, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Henderson Blythe and Edward Ardizzone. 200 works of art in colour and b/w. 270pp, 9¾" x 10".
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ISBN 9781780271903
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