War Artists Series - The 19th Century: From Colour to Khaki
- Tuesday, 1st April 2014, 12.45-1.30pm
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - Gardens Entrance (Scottish National Gallery)
Dr Patricia Andrew, freelance art historian, looks at the traditional approach to war art - heroic, colourful and rather staged - and how it began to change with the introduction of photography, with paintings of battles becoming large theatrical tableaux conveying drama in a way that the camera was unable to rival. At the same time, however, social attitudes were starting to change too, placing more emphasis on ordinary individuals involved in war. Portraits of the common soldier, and everyday work away from the battlefield, became more popular. Commemorative sculpture also changed during this period, as did the uniforms actually worn on the battlefield - from colour to khaki.
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