My love of war art knows no bounds and Paul Nash is an absolute favourite. His 1942 Totes Meer is the graveyard of war aircraft and is a wonderfully cold sea of twisted metal; a metaphor for the mangled bodies of the war.
Last week, I was reading something about Caspar David Friedrich, the German, 19th century, romantic landscape painter (how many adjectives?) and it included this painting, Sea of Ice. I was immediately struck by the similarity to Nash’s painting. Was he inspired by this, or is it a complete coincidence? Only you can decide?