Paul Nash Kinetic Feature 1931

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Artist
Paul Nash 1889–1946
Title
Kinetic Feature
Date 1931
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 660 x 508 mm
frame: 673 x 825 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1965
Reference
T00734
Not on display

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Paul Nash's visit to Léonce Rosenberg's gallery in Paris in 1930 led him to re-evaluate the European Modern Movement. Subsequently he promoted it tirelessly, through various publications and the Unit One group, which he founded with Ben Nicholson in 1933. Unit One was a short-lived organisation of English artists and architects dedicated to Modernism. It operated out of the Mayor Gallery in London.

This picture was shown at the 1933 exhibition and was reproduced in the Unit One book published in 1934. It is a rare example of Nash's experiments with abstraction inspired by the Ecole de Paris.

September 2004

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