Looking At World War I
From Saturday 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2015
At Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, during Museum opening hours
(10am - 5pm Mon - Thurs and Sat, 11am - 5pm Fri & Sun)
This new display of paintings and sculpture, Looking at WWI, is in the Looking at Art gallery on the ground floor of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Pictures and sculpture can sometimes convey feeling and emotion more powerfully than words. This was recognized in WWI by the British government which set up a Picture Department in 1916 as part of its Propaganda Bureau in order to influence public opinion about the war and promote Britain's war effort.
The artists in this display had different feelings about the war and its consequences. Through their choice of colour, texture and shape they encourage reflection on issues such as power and sacrifice, conscientious objection and immigration.
Looking at WWI offers the opportunity to pause and reflect at a time of national and international WWI centenary commemorations.
Image: Norah Neilson Gray, A Belgian Refugee, c. 1915-21, oil on canvas, © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection - Gifted by Mrs A. G. Lochhead, 1978