Booking Closed Tate Britain Exhibition

Paul Nash

26 October 2016 – 5 March 2017

Paul Nash Equivalents for the Megaliths 1935 collection & © Tate

Uncover the surreal and mystical side of English landscapes through one of the most distinctive British painters

Paul Nash was fascinated with Britain’s ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the Downs and coastal areas. Equally inspired by the equinox and the phases of the moon, he used all these influences in his work, interpreting his environment according to a unique, personal mythology, evolving throughout his career.

Featuring a lifetime’s work from his earliest drawings through to his iconic Second World War paintings, this exhibition reveals Nash’s importance to British modern art in the most significant show of his work for a generation.

Paul Nash, Battle of Germany, 1944, Oil on canvas, Imperial War Museum Cat. Number Art.IWM ART LD 4526 Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash Battle of Germany 1944, Oil on canvas, Imperial War Museum Cat. Number Art.IWM ART LD 4526 Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash, The Rye Marshes 1932, Oil on canvas, object: 588 x 1003 mm, painting, Ferens Art Gallery (Hull, UK) Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash The Rye Marshes 1932, Oil on canvas, object: 588 x 1003 mm, painting, Ferens Art Gallery (Hull, UK) Paul Nash © Tate 

Paul Nash, Totes Meer (Dead Sea),1940-1, Oil paint on canvas collection & © Tate

Paul Nash Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-1, Oil paint on canvas collection & © Tate

Paul Nash, Voyages of the Moon, 1934-7, Oil paint on canvas, collection & © Tate

Paul Nash Voyages of the Moon 1934-7, Oil paint on canvas, collection & © Tate

Paul Nash, Eclipse of the Sunflower, 1945, Oil on canvas, British Council (London, UK) Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash Eclipse of the Sunflower 1945, Oil on canvas, British Council (London, UK) Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash, Landscape for a Dream, 1936-8, Oil paint on canvas collection & © Tate

Paul Nash Landscape for a Dream 1936-8, Oil paint on canvas collection & © Tate

Paul Nash, Landscape of the Moon's Last Phase, 1944, Oil on canvas Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash Landscape of the Moon’s Last Phase 1944, Oil on canvas Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) Paul Nash © Tate

Paul Nash, Events on the Downs, 1934, Oil on canvas, Governement Art Collection (GAC),  Paul Nash © Tate Photo: © UK Government Art Collection

Paul Nash Events on the Downs 1934, Oil on canvas, Government Art Collection (GAC),  Paul Nash © Tate Photo: © UK Government Art Collection

Paul Nash Landscape at Iden 1929, Oil Paint on Canvas, collection & © Tate

Paul Nash Landscape at Iden 1929, Oil Paint on Canvas, collection & © Tate

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The exhibition will then take place at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (8 April—20 August 2017) followed by Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (9 September 2017—end of January 2018).

Venue

Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
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Dates

26 October 2016 – 5 March 2017

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