Art of War

Art of War

Director: Richard Pawelko Cast: John Morgan

DVD (Wide Screen)


As directed by Richard Pawelko, this unusual documentary investigates one of the most brutal of all historical conflicts, the First World War (over 65 million slain between 1914-18) not from a political, social or military perspective, but from an artistic one. The film begins with the fact that a myriad of national art movements blossomed during the Great War, including Expressionism, Impressionism, Realism, Cubism and Futurism (and encompassing everyone from Chagall to Spencer).It then reminds us that each of the school, demonstrated a dramatic transition from depictions of war as admirable and patriotic to anarchically destructive. To bring this idea home, the program observes depictions of battle created by numerous early 20th century artists in countless styles, and unveils some startling threads with common historical antecedents.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2010
UPC: 0032031464797
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:49:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Art of War
1. Introduction [4:51]
2. Lewis: A Battery Shelled [2:51]
3. Nevinson: French Troops Resting [2:45]
4. Mare: Sketchbooks [2:41]
5. Leger: The Card Game [2:51]
6. Chagall: The Soldier Drinks [1:34]
7. Nash: Menin Road [2:05]
8. Langaskens: Various Works [1:58]
9. Dix: Self Portrait As a Soldier [3:31]
10. Kirchner: Artillery Men in a Shower [1:10]
11. Leinz: The Nameless Ones [4:22]
12. Nash: Over the Top [1:23]
13. Leroux: Hell [:35]
14. Williams: The Welsh At Mametz Wood [2:16]
15. Brangwyn: Tank in Action [2:09]
16. Sargent: Gassed [2:12]
17. Vallotton: The Ceremony of Châllons Sur Marne [2:06]
18. Dix: War Triptych [2:51]
19. Spencer: Sandham Chapel Murals [2:42]
20. Conclusion [2:26]

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