Paul Nash

Paul Nash was a landscape painter and war artist interested in ancient history and the surreal. He often placed found objects within a landscape to convey a story, for example; Event on the Downs (1934), many juxtapositions such as this appear in Nash’s work especially the organic and man-made.

 

Dead Spring
Paul Nash, Dead Spring (1929)

 

I was aware of Paul Nash whilst painting the triptych for West Wharf Gallery and was interested in his placing of objects in a landscape and how this can create the appearance of something discordant and surreal. I documented examples of this in my sketchbook at home and in Cardiff.

 

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Paul Nash, Landscape of the Vernal Equinox (1943)

 

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