Paul Nash’s Winter Sea: the natural cycle of life and death

By Skye Sherwin

The landscape painter created this work in the coastal village of Dymchurch, where he spent time recovering from the horrors he had witnessed at Ypres

Winter Sea is the beloved English landscape painter Paul Nash at his bleak best. Working a cubist reduction, his waves are knife-like slivers of black ice. This is a painting about transformation, freezing rolling waters into forms as solid as concrete, and suggesting the natural cycle of active life into petrified death.

…read more

Source: Paul Nash’s Winter Sea: the natural cycle of life and death