Southwark Cathedral commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War with art

Southwark Cathedral Entrance.

Southwark Cathedral, an Anglican Cathedral on the south bank of the River Thames, set in the heart of a changing and thriving community, commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War.

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, this Saturday 20th october, Southwark Cathedral, has invited four experts on art and artists of the Great War to speak about it.

 that the nature of the “Great War “  put an end to the traditions for battle painting at the time.

Over the course of the day you we discovered a small selection of the Imperial War Museum‘s incredible art collection from this period, to the life and works of some of the most famous and not so famous artists who shaped.   

The war reached out and touched almost everyone’s life at the time and I think that art is a great way to remember those who died to save people’s lives and the the horror of war so the mistakes of the past never begin again.

We have to work harder to make sure we do not forget as now a century went by and it’s a good thing to see how and how art serves to fight and not to forget.

‘I am no longer an artist. I am a messenger who will bring back word from the men who are fighting to those who want the war to go on for ever. Feeble, inarticulate will be my message, but it will have a bitter truth and may it burn their lousy souls’.  Paul Nash ( a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and designer of applied art.)

program of the day :

10.30am – Rebecca Newell : Highlights from the IWM First World War Art collection

11.45am – David Boyd Haycock : Paul Nash and CRW Nevinson

2.00pm – Dr Jonathan Black : ‘Speed, grace and dodging the grim reaper’: The Experiences of Lieutenant Sydney Carline (1888-1929) Fighter Pilot and War Artist in France, Italy and the Middle East, 1916-19.