Clive BransonBombed Women and Searchlights 1940

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Artist
Clive Branson (1907‑1944)
Title
Bombed Women and Searchlights
Date 1940
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 509 x 612 x 20 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Noreen Branson 2004
Reference
T11789
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1940

Summary

Bombed Women and Searchlights was painted in response to the London Blitz which began in September 1940. Branson was then living in Battersea where he would have witnessed at first hand the devastating air raids. In this painting he employs surrealistic juxtapositions and unusual perspectives to imbue the painting with a startling visual intensity, while at the same time giving an overt critique of the war… (read more)

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