World-Pictures: Path-Finding Across A Century Of Wars, 1917-2017

Grant number: DP170101912 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

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Abstract

This project aims to redefine war art in artistic and scholarly research. Public understandings of war are significantly shaped by war art and images of war. This project will investigate the artistic potential of scholars’ methodologies –timelines and the atlas form – to revise the Australian understanding of the century-long and global aftermath of war from WW1 into the present, in major exhibitions of new art. The project will to investigate how international 21st century artists explored recent wars and will produce a systematic, art historical account of international 21st century war art. The project aims to provide a better understanding of Australia’s heritage and of war art.