Welcome to the world of The Dark Monarch, at Tate St Ives until 10 January 2010



Author and exhibition co-curator Michael Bracewell welcomes us to Tate St Ives for ‘The Dark Monarch’, a show that explores the influence of folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult on art in Britain. In this film, Bracewell introduces the major themes of the exhibition by looking at eerie landscape photographs by Paul Nash, a complex painting by contemporary artist Clare Woods, and a haunting film by Derek Jarman.