The War From Above | Realm & Empire

The War From Above

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Realm & Empire

War From Above | Realm & Empire

Digging through the IWM archives in preparation for this season we uncovered some superb stories of Second World War artists - from photographers such as Cecil Beaton, who took his lens from the front line to sweltering workshops and engine rooms to capture Britain's re-integration into 'Civvy Street' - to the paintings of war artists Roland Pitchforth and Paul Nash. 

One of the most evocative landscape painters of his generation, Paul Nash is best known for his work as an official war artist, producing some of the most memorable images of both the First and Second World Wars. On 11 November 1940, Nash was sent a set of photographs from the Air Ministry, which would go on to inspire his work. His watercolour, ‘Target Area: Whitley Bombers Over Berlin' portrays a pilot’s view of Berlin during an air raid, and searchlights over the Ruhr.

A fascinating insight into the war from above, and a truly great print that we’ve carefully translated into this all-over graphic tee.

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