John Nash The Moat, Grange Farm, Kimble exhibited 1922

Artwork details

Artist
John Nash 1893–1977
Title
The Moat, Grange Farm, Kimble
Date Exhibited 1922
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 508 mm
frame: 922 x 667 x 85 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1939
Reference
N05037
Not on display

Display caption

In this brooding landscape the trees and their tendril-like branches threaten to invade the viewer's space. The dark colours and evening light give the painting a claustrophobic atmosphere. Like his brother Paul, John Nash had served with the Artists' Rifles for two years before becoming an Official War Artist in 1918. This painting, completed soon after the war, is characterised by a sense of bleak desolation that suggests the profound introspection that for many followed the devastation of the war.

August 2004

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