“Dim through the misty panes and thick green light”

The use of gas as a weapon was described in detail by Wilfred Owen but is brought to life in this painting by FH Varley - Gas Chamber at Seaford: The beautiful East Sussex landscape is depicted in blues and pinks, fresh air, green grass, a meandering road leading to the sea but the horrors … Continue reading “Dim through the misty panes and thick green light”

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Nevinson at The Met

In New York is an exhibition exploring the visual arts of World War 1. Marsden Hartley and Wilfred Owen: Queer voices of Memorial in Wartime This article about Marsden Hartley and Wilfred Owen, who feature in the exhibition, mentioned my favourite curmudgeon, CRW Nevinson, and how he was inspired by a poem by Siegfried Sassoon … Continue reading Nevinson at The Met