Paul Nash’s groundbreaking inter-war landscapes which transformed the genre of British landscape painting feature in this new exhibition curated by John Stezaker at York Art Gallery.
The violent upheaval of the pastoral and romantic landscape caused by the First World War had a significant effect on Nash and his work that followed reflected this.
In this unique exhibition, Stezaker considers how Nash and his contemporaries portrayed an estranged sense of unreality focused on the representation of the everyday world. Stezaker explores this new lease of life for landscape painting in the post war period, highlighting the profound influence Nash has exerted over artists throughout the twentieth century and still today.
The exhibition also includes works by Stezaker including new landscapes created in response to the themes of the uncanny landscape. A private collection of rarely seen Nash drawings, paintings, photographs and ephemera is also on display.Visit the exhibition website