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© the Estate of C R W Nevinson/Bridgeman Art Library. Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1970. Museums Sheffield
Rain and Mud after the Battle
Date Made/Found: 1917
Artist: Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson , British, 1889 - 1946
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Frame: 635 x 532 x 65mm Sight size: 496 x 396mm Overall: 633 x 532 x 64mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.3781
Shells and gunfire have torn up No Man’s Land, the unoccupied area between the two sides during battle. You can see the devastating impact the First World War had on the landscape in the burnt trees and churned up mud. Like other Futurist artists Christopher Nevinson theoretically approved of war as a vital part of the Machine Age. After experiencing it first hand as an ambulance driver, he changed his mind. He has used Cubist techniques to express the turmoil of the scene.
Display Location: Graves Gallery

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