Monday, 1 July 2013

Dame Laura Knight

On 11 July the National Portrait Gallery in London opens Laura Knight Portraits (CLICK). Sadly, this exhibition in the Porter Gallery limits itself to her portraits, over 30 of them. Dame Laura Knight (1877 –1970) was acclaimed as an official war artist during WWII and covered the Nuremberg Trials. So showing only her portraits doesn't do her justice. (CLICK to view her Ruby Loftus screwing a Breeching-ring from 1943.) Above is her ironically entitled Self-portrait (1913) which depicts her in profile painting a nude. Entry costs £6.30 for adults, £5.90 for silver surfers.

4 Comments:

At 2/7/13, Anonymous Singh Style said...

Well, nice work of art...

 
At 2/7/13, Blogger A. Sim said...

War artists and War photographers were as important as those who reported on the War and War trials. Thank you for giving us her name and please can you do more posts about War artists and War photographers from the Second World War when their work comes into a gallery. If we teach children about the War they might strive for peace a bit more. We owe the dead at least that much and how they fought for our peace.

 
At 2/7/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Singh

Yes, unusual and ahead of its time.

 
At 2/7/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Search my blog for "war artist" to see what you've missed.

War is part of human nature. You'll never stop it. It's part of animal nature too, but they don't have the weapons we have.

 

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