Art and war in the XX° and XXI° centuries

A conference by Agnès Ghenassia

Tuesday the 15th of November 2022 at 10:30 am

While the art of the past is punctuated by “History paintings” documenting the great conflicts in a heroic or romantic way, we can consider in the 20th century that only Guernica can still be qualified as History painting.
However the war of 14-18 was well documented by painters, then the second world war upset the course of the history of art, so much the trauma could not be expressed by the classic plastic means. The Vietnam War, the war in the Balkans, all the great conflicts have found an echo in the practice of artists, up to the current war that Russia is inflicting on Ukraine.


The conference will be held at the 6MIC (Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix), located at the entrance to the new district of Constance in Aix-en-Provence, a few hundred meters from the Vasarely Foundation, at the level of the chemin Hawthorns.

Salle des Musiques Actuelles du Pays d’Aix

160, rue Pascal Duverger
13090 Aix-en-Provence