One of the best exhibitions I have been to in some time at the Tate Britain. Aftermath shows through art the warring nations response to the horror of the Western Front, the cessation of hostilities and the onset of peace.
This powerful and moving exhibition brings together war artists and those that portrayed peace, (often the same artist), giving us a very different portrayal of ‘Aftermath’.
In Germany Otto Dix gives us the mutilated veterans and the capitalists who benefited from the conflict. In England we have John Nash whose devastated wastelands of the war are followed by sunlit bucolic cornfields with a hint of a future that has yet to be decide.
Aftermath runs until 24th September 2018 at Tate Britain
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art