Paul Nash
Voyages of the Moon 1934–7

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Paul Nash 1889–1946
Voyages of the Moon
Date 1934–7
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 711 x 540 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1951
On display at Tate Britain
Exhibition: Paul Nash

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This painting is based on a drawing Nash made in Toulon of electric globe ceiling lamps repeatedly reflected in the mirrored walls of a restaurant. Such circular motifs are commonly found in the work of many British artists in this period, for example, in Nicholson's abstract paintings and Moore's and Hepworth's sculptures. Nash included rounded shapes in many of his paintings, as a ball, or as a boulder on the ground, or as the moon.

August 2004

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