Paul Nash Mash Up 

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? 


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