Tate Britain Exhibition

Aftermath Art in the Wake of World War One

Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art

Marking the 100 years since the end of World War One, Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One looks at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe.

Art was used in many ways in the tumultuous period after the end of the war, from documenting its destructive impact, to the building of public memorials and as a social critique.

This fascinating and moving exhibition shows how artists reacted to memories of war in many ways. George Grosz and Otto Dix exposed the unequal treatment of disabled veterans in post-war society, Hannah Höch and André Masson were instrumental in the birth of new art forms dada and surrealism, Pablo Picasso and Winifred Knights returned to tradition and classicism, whilst others including Fernand Léger and C.R.W Nevinson produced visions of the city of the future as society began to rebuild itself.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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5 June – 24 September 2018

Extended opening hours for Late at Tate Britain on Friday 3 August

Supported by

Tate Patrons


A remarkable collection of works that will haunt you for ever

The Telegraph

An incredibly absorbing experience

Evening Standard

Shocking and fascinating ... Beauty as well as horror

The Guardian

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