Making Art from Destruction: The Cultural History of War and Heroism – November 2019
On Friday 1st November 2019, Dr. Max Jones, Senior lecturer in modern history at the University of Manchester, delivered a fascinating day’s lecture.
He explored the changing ways that artists have interpreted war and heroism over the last three centuries.
Attention focused on commanders through the eighteen and nineteenth centuries – as sculptors and painters raised hosts of Admirals and Generals onto pedestals.
He explored how artists developed new strategies to represent loss and honour the dead of the war.
Max was very entertaining and fun.