Extraordinary World War One Art, From Initial Sketches To Finished Paintings

The Imperial War Museum have shared this remarkable collection of iconic World War One art, showing the creative process from sketch to final painting.

The world is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of The Great War this week. Alongside the bloodshed recorded through photography, many artists were commissioned to paint scenes of warfare, creating raw and vivid depictions of the conflict.

The Imperial War Museum have shared some striking artworks with BuzzFeed UK. These preparatory sketches would have been one of many studies leading to the finished painting - slide across to compare the two images. The Museum is currently displaying work at the Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War exhibition.

John Nash / © IWM Art. IWM ART 3905 & Art. IWM ART 2243 / Via Study: iwm.org.uk Final: iwm.org.uk

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