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Art.IWM ART 1162    	 A French Highway, 1918, by John Nash. John Nash was appointed as an official war artist in April 1918 following vigorous canvassing by his brother Paul. This 1918 painting shows two mounted French officers, in their distinctive helmets and dark blue cloaks, alongside marching British soldiers. The 45 mile (72 km) road between Bar-le-Duc and Verdun was the most important route in and out of the beleaguered Verdun salient. It became known as the Voie Sacrée, or Sacred…

Art.IWM ART 1162 A French Highway, 1918, by John Nash. John Nash was appointed as an official war artist in April 1918 following vigorous canvassing by his brother Paul. This 1918 painting shows two mounted French officers, in their distinctive helmets and dark blue cloaks, alongside marching British soldiers. The 45 mile (72 km) road between Bar-le-Duc and Verdun was the most important route in and out of the beleaguered Verdun salient. It became known as the Voie Sacrée, or Sacred…

Nash, Paul (1889-1946) - 1918 Void   Oil on canvas; 71.4 x 91.7 cm.  Paul Nash, British painter, printmaker, illustrator, and photographer who achieved recognition for the war landscapes he painted during both world wars. Nash studied at the Slade School. Appointed an official war artist by the British government in 1917, he created scenes of war such as The Menin Road (1919), a shattered landscape painted in a semi-abstract, Cubist-influenced style.

Nash, Paul (1889-1946) - 1918 Void Oil on canvas; 71.4 x 91.7 cm. Paul Nash, British painter, printmaker, illustrator, and photographer who achieved recognition for the war landscapes he painted during both world wars. Nash studied at the Slade School. Appointed an official war artist by the British government in 1917, he created scenes of war such as The Menin Road (1919), a shattered landscape painted in a semi-abstract, Cubist-influenced style.

Paul Nash: Spring in the Trenches, Ridge Wood, 1917...It has a less bleaker ,damper ,moodier feel to it than the winter trench ..though i think the darker ones represent the mood of the war more accurately.

Paul Nash: Spring in the Trenches, Ridge Wood, 1917...It has a less bleaker ,damper ,moodier feel to it than the winter trench ..though i think the darker ones represent the mood of the war more accurately.

Wire - Paul Nash..How does he make wire look this dark and intimidating ,because of the great viewpoint he's in ,like an ant's view ,you get the feeling its towering over you.Simple sometimes is key.

Wire - Paul Nash..How does he make wire look this dark and intimidating ,because of the great viewpoint he's in ,like an ant's view ,you get the feeling its towering over you.Simple sometimes is key.