Dazzle Ships In Drydock At Liverpool is a 1919 oil canvas by the British artist Edward Wadsworth, depicting the First World War concept of breaking up the outline of ships by zig zag streaks of paint.
British artist Wyndham Lewis painted A Canadian Gun Pit in 1918. Lewis was a proponent of the Vorticism movement, which was a reaction to Cubism and Futurism. He had been an artillery officer during the War, so this would have been very familiar to him.
Two works by the same artist had my attention. Georges Braque worked in the Cubist style, and this oval painting, a bit of a challenge to photograph, reflects that style. The Glass Of Absinthe is an oil painting from 1910-11, depicting a Parisien cafe scene in the Cubist style.
Braque also painted this 1906 oil, The Port Of Antwerp, characteristic of his Fauve period of painting.
A side gallery has some very modern works, one of which I've shown before. This first one however I have not. Mark Rothko painted No. 16 in 1957. His style was very abstract.
The same applies for Voice Of Fire, the 1967 acrylic by American Barnett Newman, which caused quite a fuss back in the day among Canadians when the Gallery bought it for around a million dollars. It's apparently gone considerably up in value ever since. I don't get it, but that's modern art for you.
This one is by Jackson Pollock, viewable from two sides. No. 29, 1950 was done by the artist in 1950 on glass instead of canvas. He used black and aluminum enamel paint as his primary material, adding steel, string, pebbles, beads, and coloured glass to the work.