Marching men

September 22 2012

Victims of corrupted power, drilled into passivity.

Reference:

C. R. W. Nevinson, Marching Men; gouache, 1916. Imperial War Museum, London

Nevinson was one of the conduits between the futurist continental avant-garde of the second decade of the twentieth century and English illustration and commercial art of the ’30s. A twenty-year assimilation of futurism into popular art. He served as a war artist in France. My summary of him.

The book has a black and white image. Caption probably by Caplan.

With Jane Caplan, A Study of History, new one-volume abridgement, with new material and revisions and, for the first time, illustrations, and with a Foreword by Toynbee, Thames & Hudson, 1972

One Response to “Marching men”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    The book actually shows him as R. W. Nevinson.

    Nevinson is credited by Alec Waugh with having, in 1924, hosted the first cocktail party in Britain.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s