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Old 15 February 2019, 07:13 AM   #1
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Great War Art and Paintings Websites

Here is the listing of Great War art from the CEF Study Group. I am one of the moderators on this other discussion forum. Borden Battery

Great War Art and Paintings Websites - Part 11
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Canada and the First World War - Official Art
Sub-set of the larger Canadian War Museum has a nice presentation of Canadian Great War artists. Evocative.
Over 80 high quality images worth the look. [CEF Study Group - Nov 2017]

The Art of World War One in 52 Paintings
"The effect of the movement meeting the cataclysm of the war saw expressionist painting directly related to the fighting appear across Europe. In Britain, some of the more prominent works related to the war abandoned realistic styles and combined with the trend of Italian Futurism and Cubism to create Vorticism. Industrial warfare, shattered landscapes and the horrors of the battlefield suited modernist styles, and art often escaped earlier realism." Alex Browne studied History at Kings College London and is an Assistant Editor at Made From History. [CEF Study Group Updated Jan 2019]

Russell Smith Studios - Aviation Art
This website presents the high-quality aviation art of Russell Smith, an active and contemporary artist. A gallery section illustrates the oil paintings, prints and pencil studies of aircraft from the Great War up to and including the present. [CEF Study Group Oct 2018]

Military Print Company - World War One Section
This commercial website features over 300 colour and black and white prints in the World War One section. The images are predominately British Expeditionary Force actions. [NOTE: Listing this commercial website does not represent any endorsement of the website. [CEF Study Group Oct 2018]

Soviet War Paintings - Second World War (An exception of the List)
Paintings are from the Second World War; however, but good enough to be included as the only exception on this list of recommended Great War websites. While the images are somewhat "heroic" in the style of the time, they are also powerful and sensitive and express the wide latitude of actions and feelings in a war. [CEF Study Group Oct 2018]

Weimar Art of the First World War
Simple BlogSpot with Great War art from the German perspective. Selection of stark paintings with comment.
[CEF Study Group Jan 2019]

Brooks Aviation Art Great War Aircraft
Gallery features a wide range of aviation art (originals and prints), including a section on the Great War. Great War section images sometimes include a background commentary. [CEF Study Group Feb 2019]
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Wow, quite a bit of info, thanks for posting.
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Old 17 February 2019, 05:38 AM   #3
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On my other discussion forum (CEF Study Group), we have a List of Recommended Great War Websites which is about 205 pages in length - in smaller font to save paper/electrons.

A major update will be posted on 1 March 2019 and includes 31 different chapter topics. The List is available to all members of "The Aerodrome Forum" as well - all part of the "Open Access" protocol indirectly being promoted by the thousands of websites and the hundreds of thousands informed comments.

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Old 26 April 2019, 10:19 AM   #4
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Well, there's always this resource built up by somebody that looks suspiciously like me

Everybody needs a hobby until I find one, I have spent the past ten years collecting, restoring, photochopping and posting photos of paintings and illustrations of war themes from all the ages, from the antiquity to the Cold War, and I have made the collections available for display and downloading in my tumblr galleries, a dozen of them, one for each age and the world wars, I use them as wallpaper and computer screensaver but are generally useful for historians and model builders and miniature painters in need of references, and the casual viewer. The images are a selection of the best ones, or the most interesting, or just the only ones I could find.

To the best of my knowledge is the best source in the net for war images and the most complete.

There are some military history forums that have had long running threads on war paintings but invariably they are too disorganized and difficult to navigate and inevitably they suffer from image hosting services shutting down and the images are no longer available. Same fate will befall my tumblr blog some day so that's why I uploaded the images to dropbox for downloading and sharing them with the world.

There are a couple Russian communities wich are a great resource for wallpaper size images in high resolution, but they are about the Second World War.

My site is in Spanish but captions are usually a date and name, and instructions for downloading are also provided in English. Automated translators do wonders for all else.

Here are the ones dedicated to the Great War, first about the air war of course

The ground war

and the war at sea is covered in this blog that covers all the naval age of the steam navy, from ironclads to dreadnoughts. Despite the name is not just battleship paintings, but all kind of warships.

the ground war

The sites are best navigated by going to the archive and seeing the thumbnails. I provided text entries as headers for different periods, but it's a painting gallery, not a library index, so there's going to be some uncatalogued exhibits in between. You can also easily find the blog entries with the links to dropbox for downloading in package files the collections in high resolution. The tumblr gallery limits the size of the pictures uploaded, so to see them in their full resolution, wich is almost always 1600x900 or 1400x900 pixels you will have to download the collections.

And don't stay just at the Great War galleries, as I said I cover wars of all times in the rest of the blogs, there are links at the top of the blog and there are somewhere in the archives entries with the complete list of blogs, if you want I can post it here for the convenience, and in addition to war paintings I even have a off topic gallery of pulp art and illustration from the 20th century that is all about cool subjects I enjoy, but be warned that the content may be violent, sordid and indecent :blush

Just for reference the main site is here:

"Who art thou that judgest another man's servant"? Romans XIV-IV

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Old 27 April 2019, 04:31 PM   #5
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Superb work Romani!
You deserve great praise for assembling those collections.
Really loved the WW1 aero one.
Regards Barry H.

Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!

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