To War with Pencil and Paintbrush : British Art and Propaganda in the First World War

October 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm
Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
Price: £7.50

Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

2017 marks the centenary of the Efforts and Ideals project, the most ambitious art propaganda exercise in the 20th century. A portfolio of 66 lithographs by many of the best known artists of the day such as Eric Kennington, CRW Nevinson, Frank Brangwyn and Muirhead Bone was commissioned at the end of 1916. This was part of a propaganda exercise to promote the war at a time when war weariness, and even war cynicism, was beginning to work its way into the hearts and minds of the British public.

Peter Vass, honorary research fellow at Oxford Brookes University, considers this initiative in the context of the times and assesses its success both as art and propaganda.

Cost £7.50. Booking essential. To book please call 01296 331441 or book online below.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.