Bill Brandt and Graham Sutherland in Perspectives of Destruction
February 27, 2017
The Museum of London’s new exhibition, Perspectives of Destruction: Images of London, 1940-44 displays art and photography created during the London Blitz.
The items on display depict the devastated landscape of London at the time and include works by ACS members Graham Sutherland and Bill Brandt.
During the Second World War the British government employed photographers and artists to serve the practical purpose of recording and archiving damage. Many paintings are beautiful and romantic yet present a time of hardship, anxiety and destruction and a certain tension arises because of this. The exhibition successfully raises questions about how artists choose to respond to and depict war.
Until 8 May
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN