Paul Nash: The Landscape of Modernism

Paul Nash: The Landscape of Modernism

Amidst the unfolding violence of the early twentieth century, British artists struggled to portray modern warfare using any traditional visual style. Curator and writer David Boyd Haycock looks at one of the country's most famous official war artists, Paul Nash.

Nash represented his experiences of both World Wars in a wholly new way by drawing upon his knowledge of Modernist and European-influenced art movements such as Vorticism and Surrealism. Having struggled to depict the human form at art school, he turned to landscape painting as a means of expressing difficult emotions stirred by his experiences of war. Later in life, he returned to the places of his youth and it was there that he came to paint a final vision of peace and hope.

Time Period:

20th century


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