The Socialisation of Sacrifice: Themes in World War i Memorial Art
An examination of selected World War I memorials to private individuals in Australia yields a specific canon of iconography which in some cases seems surprisingly at variance with the modern nature of warfare and contemporary society. The themes present are analysed to locate the sources of the images and their associated conceptual apparatus and hypotheses developed to investigate the social implications of this body of public art.
Keywords: Memorials, War Art, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Iconography
Dr. Caroline Jane Miley
Lecturer, Visual Art Theory and History, Faculty of the VCA, University of Melbourne