In ‘Returning to the Trenches’ Nevinson depicts the column of marching men as oppressed figures, caught up in a wearying and relentless mechanism over which they have no control. Futurist ‘lines of force’ and a sense of mass motion are employed to convey a sense of disillusion with the futility and waste of combat.
|Image||15 x 19.8 cm|
|Paper||21.5 x 28.1 cm|
|Collections||V & A; Imperial War Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Yale Center for British Art|