War Art, with Eddie Redmayne
Call Number: Streaming Video
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne explores war art and how conflict's compelling stimulus to the imagination has created some of our richest and most powerful artistic inspiration. He takes an intensely emotional journey, visiting artists' studios, museums and travelling to battlefield locations to discover how artists have shone a powerful light into the abyss of warfare, leaving a unique legacy. This film includes works by Artists Rifle Regiment members Paul and John Nash, Christopher Nevinson, Eric Kennington, and David Bomberg, as well as contemporary artists Peter Howson, Graeme Lothian, and Julia Midgley. It also discusses propaganda and censorship issues as artists struggle to balance portraying the realities of war with public acceptance.