Shared Experience: Art and War
Home is what serving men and women yearned for; it represents the life that those who remained behind strived to maintain and protect. Many artists worked on the home front before being deployed overseas. Some artists experienced the London blitz and captured the devastation wrought on the buildings or the people sheltering in the Underground. War’s end meant not only the celebration of peace and the prospect of homecoming, with its promise of a return to normalcy, but also the unavoidable burden of living with loss.