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Painting War: A History of Australia's First World War Art Scheme

Margaret Hutchison (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane)



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Cambridge University Press
01 November 2018
Painting & paintings; Art Treatments & Subjects; History; First World War; War & defence operations
During the First World War the Australian Government established an official war art scheme, sending artists to the front lines to create a visual record of the Australian experience of the war. Around two thousand sketches and paintings were commissioned and acquired between 1916 and 1922. In Painting War, Margaret Hutchison examines the official art scheme as a key commemorative practice of the First World War and argues that the artworks had many makers beyond the artists. Government officials' selection of artists and subjects for the war paintings and their emphasis on the eyewitness value of the images over their aesthetic merit profoundly shaped the character of the art collection. Richly illustrated, Painting War provides an important understanding of the individuals, institutions and the politics behind the war art scheme that helped shape a national memory of the First World War for Australia.
By:   Margaret Hutchison (Australian Catholic University Brisbane)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 158mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   650g
ISBN:   9781108471503
ISBN 10:   1108471501
Series:   Australian Army History Series
Pages:   284
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Margaret Hutchison is a lecturer in the School of Arts at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane. Her research focuses on the history of war, culture and memory.

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