Tate Britain


Main Floor
Edward Wadsworth, ‘Bronze Ballet’ 1940
Edward Wadsworth, Bronze Ballet 1940. Tate. © Tate

See artworks from 1940–1950, which mainly respond to World War II

You see art made during the war, scenes of devastation and of mutilation…we see images of pessimism, optimism, horrific scenes and utopian idealism, all different responses to the same horrific historic situation. Chris Stephens

The 1940s was perhaps the most tumultuous period of the twentieth century, with the Second World War and the Holocaust having a clear and profound impact on artists and their work.

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