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Tate British Artists: Paul Nash

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The art of Paul Nash drew heavily on William Blake, Samuel Palmer and Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and on Nash's close relationship with the poetry of the English countryside, leading to his characterisation as an 'essentially English' artist. But Nash also produced some of the most imaginative responses by a British artist to the thrilling potential of European modernism, ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 13th 2003 by Tate (first published May 1st 2002)
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May 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Small for an art book, (24cm x 17cm) so the illustrations are quite small too. I found the writing flat and uninteresting, so I skipped nearly all of it. The text itself for me was also physically too small.

I would have preferred a generous art book, or a rounded biography. This book is neither. It is just a brief, formal analysis of his work.

Pete daPixie
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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Like all these short books in the Tate 'British Artists' series, 'Paul Nash' is a concise overview of his life and work, with colour and black and white plates on most pages providing significant examples of the artists development.
Nash dipped his brush in pre-Raphaelite, romantic and surrealist influences, but it was mainly his WWI & WWII depictions that he is remembered for. I have always felt that Paul Nash was born too soon, his visions never really took off. In a sky full of people only
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Brief overview of the life and art of Paul Nash, known mainly for his interpretive art-work during both World Wars ... a multitude of illustrations, many in color ...
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