Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Edexcel A Level Art Exam 'Environment' War Art Austin Osman Spare paintings

Austin Spare, Operating in a Regimental Aid Post (1918)

Unpleasant environments. First World War Trenches. A number of Artists were comissioned, or produced for themselves while they were serving as soldiers, They produced paintings and drawings that recorded the intense claustrophobic atmosphere of the trenches. Austin Osman Spare is one of the least well known war artists, but his paintings capture the dark surreal atmosphere of the environment in the trenches.