We begin today with The Quarries Of Le Chou Near Pontoise, an 1882 painting by Paul Gauguin.
The First World War began to dramatically influence art while serving as a subject. This is Returning To The Trenches, a 1914 painting by Christopher Nevinson.
Dazzleships In Dry Dock In Liverpool is a 1919 work by Edward Wadsworth, depicting the Great War habit of painting warships in a way that broke up their pattern to distant observers at sea.
This sculpture fascinates me. Torso From The 'Rock Drill' is a bronze by Jacob Epstein, cast in 1916, the only portion of the original planned sculpture to be cast. It feels nightmarish- like something Tolkien might have dreamed up, or something from a dark future. At least that's what I see.
Nearby, another sculpture. Alexander Calder created Jacaranda in 1949. It hangs from the ceiling in this area.
Today I finish with The Black Cat, by Gino Severini, dating to 1911.