Paul Nash

1 06 2015

Paul Nash (11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946) was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and designer of applied art.[1] Nash was among the most important landscape artists of the first half of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the development of Modernism in English art.

Born in London, Nash grew up in Buckinghamshire where he developed a love of the landscape. He entered the Slade School of Art but was poor at figure drawing and concentrated on landscape painting.[2] Nash found much inspiration in landscapes with elements of ancient history, such as burial mounds, Iron Age hill forts such as Wittenham Clumps and the standing stones at Avebury in Wiltshire. The artworks he produced during World War One are among the most iconic images of the conflict. After the war Nash continued to focus on landscape painting, originally in a formalized, decorative style but, throughout the 1930s, in an increasingly abstract and surreal manner.[3] In his paintings he often placed everyday objects into a landscape to give them a new identity and symbolism.

Clarence John Laughlin

1 06 2015

He was called the first surreal photographer in America. Most of the collages are staged and then photographed. It makes for some very interesting work.

I wish I had been braver…

1 06 2015

I wish I had been David Halliday

Dominic De Salvo, the first man to discover the hole in Antartica

1 06 2015

Dominc De Salvo the first man to discover the hole in Antarticaby David Halliday

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