The Contributions Of Artists During The World War One War

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Part A – Plan of Investigation
Beginning on August 4th, 1914 to November 11th, 1918, Canada was a part of World War One between the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. The First World War brought changes to every aspect of the world from society to medicine to the arts. This investigation aims to evaluate the contributions of artists in the World War One war effort. To determine the extent of the artists’ contributions, the investigation will focus on art created during this time for the war effort such as propaganda posters, dazzle camouflage and military camouflage. To analyze the contributions, I will be looking at photographs and images of dazzle camouflage, propaganda posters and military camouflage as primary sources found on the website and at the Canadian War Museum but also using databases and websites such as the Canadian government website for secondary sources and other information.
Part B – Summary of Evidence
Artists Prior to World War One:
- A new form of art was born called modernism which helped to describe the new world
- Women were also engaging in art
- In September 1886, a group of young women artists organized a club strictly for art
- In 1907, the association became the Women 's Art Association of Canada with a bill passed in the House of Commons
War Artists
- Sir Max Aitken, later known as Lord Beaverbrook, recognized the necessity of film and photographs for propaganda but felt that paintings could best portray Canada at war
- Founded in

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