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Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Air and Space Museum is not all planes and rockets: Exhibit of art from WWI is wonderful

The National Air and Space Museum has an exhibit that is worth a few minutes of your time. Called Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War, it displays art from two different perspectives. One is that of professional illustrators recruited by the military, and the other is by soldiers who created stone carvings in underground shelters.

Until World War I, war art largely consisted of romanticized battles or heroic military leaders. But these WWI works show soldiers at war in a realistic way. I’ve included a few pictures to give you a sense of the exhibit. Air and space exhibit 4 Air and space exhibit 2Air and space exhibit 1air and space exhibit 3

I hope you will go yourself to get more information about the works and the artists. The  museum is at Independence and Sixth Street, SW, in DC, and the exhibit can be found on the second floor. It will be up until November 11, 2018.
Fran Tomlinson
Pastel Artist

 

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This entry was posted on December 1, 2017 by in Exhibitions and tagged , .
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