A-Level: Sample set of works for War


This is an example of a set of works that can be used for the theme of War in Art and Architecture.

The links associated with the objects listed below have been curated by Smarthistory, and include museum pages and other resources that we think are particularly helpful.

(SA) denotes works by specified artists + architects

(NE) denotes specified non-European works


War or revolution in 2D

Pre-1850:

Francisco Goya, “What Courage,” from The Disasters of War (SA)

Francisco Goya, The Third of May, 1808 (SA)

Post-1850:

Pablo Picasso, Guernica


Leaders in 2D or 3D

Pre-1850:

Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps

Post-1850:

Renato Bertelli, Continuous Profile (Head of Mussolini)


Participants in 2D or 3D

Pre-1850:

Kneeling Archer, Terracotta Army (NE)

Post-1850:

Jeremy Deller, we’re here because we’re here (SA)


Places affected by war in 2D or 3D

Pre-1850:

Miskina, Sarwan, and Bhura, Mines exploding during the siege of Chitor, from the Akbarnama (NE)

Post-1850:

Jeremy Deller, Baghdad/It Is What It Is (SA)


Memorials in 2D or 3D

Pre-1850:

The Column of Trajan, Rome

Post-1850:

Rachel Whiteread, The Nameless Library, Vienna


Architecture

Pre-1850:

Golden Fort, Jaisalmer (NE)

Post-1850:

Daniel Libeskind, National Holocaust Monument, Ottowa, Canada (SA)

Daniel Libeskind, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester (SA)

Cite this page as: Smarthistory, "A-Level: Sample set of works for War," in Smarthistory, August 30, 2017, accessed September 23, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/a-level-sample-works-war/.