23rd Oct, 2016

Wartime art exhibition on display in Broadway

Aaron Wise 4th Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN ART exhibition will be put on display at Broadway’s Ashmolean Museum in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

The war inspired collection of art titled ‘Remembering the Great War 1914–1918’ will be on show from Wednesday September, 23, showcasing rarely seen prints, drawings and watercolours revealing the effects of war on soldiers, as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists.

The exhibition aims to provide visitors with a moving and educational display through its lithographs commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee and eight official British war artists, along with nine commemorative medals from the Ashmolean’s Heberden Coin Room.

Depictions of diving bombers, devastated landscapes, action in the trenches and conveying the tension of battle at sea, on land and in the air – including ecstatic celebrations on the night of the Armistice – are just part of the rare collection to be put on show.

Visit www.ashmoleanbroadway.org or call the museum on 01386 859047 for more information.