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Nash & the Landscape of Mystery: Colin Pink
13th April

 

Paul Nash & the Landscape of Mystery

Saturday April 13th

1.30 - 3.30pm Jerwood Gallery Studio including time for discussion

£10/ £8 Jerwood Gallery members

To book your place online via Ticket Source click here, or call 01424 728 377 during gallery opening hours for assistance.

 

We are delighted to welome back writer and philosopher Colin Pink for a lecture exploring the work of Paul Nash (1889 – 1946), one of the most important British modernist artists. Nash's works The Corner, 1919, and Spring Landscape, 1914, are part of the Jerwood Collection.

Nash is often associated with art movements such as Neo-Romanticism and Surrealism but his work remains hard to categorise. He worked as a war artist in both the First and Second World Wars and forged his own distinctive approach to landscape. His work makes the homely uncanny and though he depicts specific places they inhabit an imaginative realm that reveals a mystical relationship to the world. Nash is a poet of the visual who creates his own world of symbols that is both natural and unnatural, a landscape of mystery that reveals ‘the translucence of the eternal in and through the temporal’.

Nash lived in Dymchurch and Iden near Rye in East Sussex during the 1920s, the Romney Marshes and seawall at Dymchurch proving recurring sources of inspiration in his work. In the early to mid 1920s he taught part-time at the Design School at the Royal College of Art, where his students included Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. He was the older brother of artist John Nash.

Image credit: Paul Nash, Landscape from a Dream, 1936-8, Tate Collection

 

Colin Pink is a writer and art historian. He lectures on modern art from 1940 to the present at colleges and galleries. He specialises in the intersection of art and philosophy. His plays have been performed in London, New York City and Berlin and his first collection of poems, Acrobats of Sound, was published in 2016.

colinpink.co.uk