and Canada
in the
Second World War
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ATS at work

ATS at work, Rodrigo Moynihan RA CBE , Imperial War Museum, ART LD 3630

Moynihan was concerned for the individual pressed into unfamiliar service during the war. The juxtaposition of the bland colours of uniform, camouflage and machinery contrast with the volunteer's own innocent features. Moynihan's careful attention to the figure, and in particular to her painting arm, emphasises the care she is making in her own work; an approach that seems at odds with the military exercises in the background.

Oil on canvas 55.8 x 76.2 cm
Painted in 1943
Imperial War Museum ART LD 3630

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