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Nash: Eclipse of the Sunflower (custom print)
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          Artwork details

          Eclipse of the Sunflower, 1945
          Artist
          Paul Nash
          Product code
          paunas005
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          1690
          Original: Oil paint on canvas, 71.1 x 91.4 cm British Council| London| UK © Tate

          Nash was inspired by poetry throughout his life. This painting, completed a year before Nash’s death from a heart attack, relates to William Blake’s poem Ah! Sun-flower. It draws on Nash’s fascination with the cycles of nature, in particular the equinox and phases of the moon. The influence of surrealism can clearly be felt in the painting’s strange otherworldliness.

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          Artist details

          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.

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