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          The Shore, 1923
          Paul Nash
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          Original: Oil paint on canvas, 62.2 x 94cm Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K. / Bridgeman Images © Tate

          After suffering a nervous breakdown following his experiences as a war artist, Nash and his wife rented a cottage in the picturesque village of Dymchurch on the Kent coast. This remarkably atmospheric painting depicts the conflict between man and nature. The vast post-war defences face off towards the sea; devoid of any figures, the beach is a no manís land that stretches between the two.

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          Paul Nash was fascinated with Britainís 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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