RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 4members only

A Window on Past Conflict: History Paintings at Tate Britain

An interview with curator Greg Sullivan about the visual representation of conflict across the ages, as showcased by Tate Britain’s new exhibition Fighting History

Analysing paintings presented by Tate Britain’s exhibition Fighting History, Emma De Angelis considers whether history painting can further our understanding of war, especially in today’s world. Devices such as the visual fusion of time and space in history painting can facilitate new perspectives and reflections on conflict, and provoke an affective reaction that differs greatly from any scholarly analysis of war past and present.

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Emma De Angelis

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