Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Art and music in the time of war

  • Royal Over-Seas League |
  • Talk |
  • Wednesday, 8 October 2014 - 15:00 until 16:00

The First World War left more powerful imagery than any other conflict that came before or after. In no previous war had so many artists become combatants. One can only speculate on how different western art would be without the loss of Franz Marc, August Macke and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. By contrast, many of the greatest works of Otto Dix, Stanley Spencer and Paul Nash were inspired by the war. The music of Edward Elgar, Maurice Ravel, Ivor Gurney and Ivor Novello will illustrate the composition element of the lecture.

This lecture by Patrick Bade is the first in a series of London Afternoon Talks – MUSIC IN ART. Using both visual images and sound clips we look at Music in Art from the end of the 19th century to the early part of the 20th. As expressed by Kandinsky – ‘lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?’

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Royal Over-Seas League Overseas House, Park Place London SW1A 1LR