Nothing but the clouds unchanged : artists in World War I / edited by Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom. - 198 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm

This book accompanies an exhibition "World War I: War of Images, Images of War."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Forces unbound: art, bodies, and machines after 1914 / "In dead men breath": the afterlife of World War I / André Masson: into the "humus humaine" / Fernand Léger: objects, abstraction, and the aesthetics of mud / Georges Braque: artilleryman / Wyndham Lewis: "art-war-art" / "In the midst of this strange country": Paul Nash's war landscapes / Carlo Carrà's conscience / Otto Dix: war and representation / Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: an inner war / Killing "Max Ernst" / George Grosz and World War I / Käthe Kollwitz, the First World War, and sacrifice / László Moholy-Nagy: reconfiguring the eye / Oskar Kokoschka: the Great War and love lost / Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic ballet and the trauma of war / Appendix: Selected cultural figures who served in World War I / Philipp Blom -- Gordon Hughes -- Charles Palermo -- Daniel Marcus -- Karen K. Butler -- Leo Costello -- Anja Foerschner -- David Mather -- Matthew Biro -- Thomas W. Gaehtgens -- Todd Cronan -- Timothy O. Benson -- Joan Weinstein -- Joyce Tsai -- Beatrice von Bormann -- Paul Monty Paret -- Hannah Fullgraf with Betsy Stepina Zinn.

Much of how World War I is understood today is rooted in the artistic depictions of the brutal violence and considerable destruction that marked the conflict. Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged examines how the physical and psychological devastation of the war altered the course of twentieth-century artistic modernism. Following the lives and works of fourteen artists before, during, and after the war, this book demonstrates how the conflict and the resulting trauma actively shaped artistic production. Featured artists include Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Fernand Léger, Wyndham Lewis, André Masson, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Nash, and Oskar Schlemmer. Materials from the Getty Research Institute's special collections - including letters, popular journals, posters, sketches, propaganda, books, and photographs - situate the works of the artists within the historical context, both personal and cultural, in which they were created.--Publisher.

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016913374 Uk


World War, 1914-1918--Art and the war.
World War, 1914-1918--Influence.
War artists.
War in art.

N8260 / .N68 2014

709.04/1