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Gallery Alert: First World War Centenary remembered through Portraits

World War I started 100 years ago but the memories of those who fought in it are immortalized in the different portraits that are now on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

“The Great War in Portraits” really stands for itself. It is the title of an ongoing exhibition of portraits from World War I the National Portrait Gallery in London that started just last February 27 and will run up to June 15, 2014.

Scene from the Battle of Somme, 1916 by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell Image via Wikipedia

From photographs to films and traditional and formal portraits, “The Great War in Portraits” will give its viewers a unique view of the war using images of people who were part of the battles whether on the trenches or the state room. The exhibit is a great way to view the past while commemorating a historic event.

Aside from the historical value of the pieces on display, the visual imagery of the exhibition is also a must see. Some of the portraits are by expressionist masters Max Beckmann and Ernest Kirchner. Plus, vintage photographs of soldiers, officers and other people involved in the war can be great study cases for any discerning photographer.

The Great War in Portraits
February 27, 2014 – June 15, 2014
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Pl, London WC2H 0HE, United Kingdom
+44 20 7306 0055
Admission: Free

All information used in this article were sourced from National Portrait Gallery.

written by cheeo

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