I love art documentaries, don’t get me wrong. But what I don’t like is when these documentaries, particularly from the BBC, claim that the two World Wars “threatened to destroy art altogether.”
What about Guernica? Or Wilfred Owen’s poetry? Or Elgar’s Cello Concerto? All inspired by war and created during/just after a war. Yes, the threat may have been there. But it’s so easy for viewers to assume from those overly dramatic statements that all art was just put on standby. Art never stops for no one, not ever.
SO THERE. :P