"We are Making a New World" - by Paul Nash. 1918.  The destruction and desolation of the First World War. Given extra impact by the painting's title.

"We Are Making a New World" was painted by Paul Nash in The setting in this painting is Inverness Copse, which was the scene of German resistance during the British offensive in the summer of Paul Nash was commissioned as an official war artist.

"Wood on the Downs" by Paul Nash, 1930. This is a painting of Ivanhoe Beacon, on the Ridgeway, in the Chilterns. Nash and Ravilious were inspired by the new insight aerial photography offered to perceptions of the landscape

"Wood on the Downs" by Paul Nash, This is a painting of Ivanhoe Beacon, on the Ridgeway, in the Chilterns. Nash and Ravilious were inspired by the new insight aerial photography offered to their perception of the landscape

Influenced by Surrealism, Paul Nash became Britain's pre-eminent painter of the enigmatic, remaining a very English Surrealist, low level tones and personal response. Nash is painting his own state of mind in the 1930's. He put himself at the forefront of British response to Surrealism and founded a group, 'Unit One', including Barbara Hepworth, and Henry Moore. He said he wanted the group to express a 'contemporary spirit'. But a year later, the group broke up.

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Paul Nash: We are Making a New World, 1918

A Painter of the Shattered World

"We Are Making a New World" was painted by Paul Nash in The setting in this painting is Inverness Copse, which was the scene of German resistance during the British offensive in the summer of Paul Nash was commissioned as an official war artist.

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