Nov 27, 2018

Building Aircraft: Making the Engine

The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals

Building Aircraft: Making the Engine

1917

Christopher Nevinson

(British, 1889-1946)

Lithograph on wove paper

Image: 40 x 30.1 cm (15 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.); Sheet: 50.8 x 38.3 cm (20 x 15 1/16 in.)

Anne Elizabeth Wilson Memorial Fund 2018.298

Location

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This print belongs to a series commissioned by England’s Bureau of Information during World War I.

Description

The British government commissioned Christopher Nevinson to create this print, part of a series of six, during World War I. By depicting the manufacture and use of airplanes in England, Nevinson represented the motivations and goals of war to a broad public. This image emphasizes the intense focus and strength required to build an engine. Diagonals and geometric shapes throughout suggest the efficiency and velocity of modern manufacturing.

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Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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