Tate Britain Exhibition

Aftermath Art in the Wake of World War One

George Grosz, Grey Day 1921. Nationalgalerie Berlin © Estate of George Grosz, Princeton, N.J.

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.

Paul Citroen Metropolis 1923 Leiden University, Study Centre for Photography, Leiden Abb.S.9

Paul Citroen, Metropolis 1923. Leiden University, Study Centre for Photography, Leiden Abb.S.9

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson Ypres After the First Bombardment 1916 Museums Sheffield

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, Ypres After the First Bombardment 1916. Museums Sheffield

Georges Braque Bather 1925 Tate. Georges Braque © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Georges Braque, Bather 1925 Tate. Georges Braque © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Marcel Gromaire The War 1925 Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France) Marcel

Marcel Gromaire, The War 1925. Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France) Marcel

Max Ernst Celebs 1921 Tate. Max Ernst © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Max Ernst, Celebs 1921 Tate. Max Ernst © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Otto Dix Prostitute and Disabled War Veteran. Two Victims of Capitalism 1923 LWL-Landesmuseu

Otto Dix, Prostitute and Disabled War Veteran. Two Victims of Capitalism 1923, LWL-Landesmuseu

Paul Jouve Tombe d'un soldat serbe à Kenali 1971 Musée de l'Armée (Paris, France). Paul Jouv

Paul Jouve, Tombe d'un soldat serbe à Kenali 1971. Musée de l'Armée (Paris, France). Paul Jouv

Rudolf Schlichter Jenny 1923 Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal © Estate of Rudolf Schlichter

Rudolf Schlichter, Jenny 1923. Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal © Estate of Rudolf Schlichter

Sir Jacob Epstein Torso in Metal from 'The Rock Drill' 1913-4 Tate © The Estate of Sir Jacob

Sir Jacob Epstein, Torso in Metal from 'The Rock Drill'. 1913-4 Tate © The Estate of Sir Jacob

Sir William Orpen A Grave in a Trench 1917 Imperial War Museum (London, UK)

Sir William Orpen, A Grave in a Trench 1917. Imperial War Museum (London, UK)

Wilhelm Lehmbruck The Fallen Man 1915-6 Private Collection

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, The Fallen Man 1915-6. Private Collection

Winifred Knights The Deluge 1920 Tate

Winifred Knights, The Deluge 1920. Tate

Meredith Frampton, ‘Marguerite Kelsey’ 1928
Meredith Frampton
Marguerite Kelsey 1928
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5 June – 24 September 2018

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

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