Art and the War at Sea 1914-1945
Author(s): Christine Riding
Year published: 2015
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 208
Illustrations: 150 illustrations, 125 in colour
14 in stock
Drawing on the first-class collections of paintings, works on paper (including drawings, photography and posters) and archival material, such as private papers, journals and memoirs, held at the National Maritime Museum, London, the artistic response to the war at sea is analysed in the context of specific focus points such as the major arenas of naval conflict; life on board ships, aircraft carriers and submarines; the experiences of prisoners of war and the response of artists to the commemoration and legacy of key maritime events.
Featuring the work of established and lesser known artists, this publication will make an invaluable contribution to war art scholarship while also presenting a little known aspect of a major museum collection.