Final few days to see the Paul Nash exhibition in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 12:08 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 19 August 2017
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Visitors have just a few days left to enjoy the Paul Nash exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre. Arts correspondent Emma Knights takes a final look at the show about the wartime artist.
Over the last few months thousands of art fans have enjoyed exploring the work of artist Paul Nash at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich - and there are now just days left until the show closes.
The master artist is renowned for his powerful depictions of the First and Second World Wars as well his landscapes and his key role in the Surrealist movement, and this latest show is one of the largest exhibitions of his work in recent years.
The exhibition - which closes at the Sainsbury Centre this Sunday - features everything from his earliest drawings to his most iconic wartime paintings, including We Are Making A New World (1918), The Menin Road (1919) and Totes Meer (Dead Sea) (1941).
Penelope Lucas, head of marketing and communications at the Sainsbury Centre, said the artist’s great reputation and work had attracted “many thousands of people” to the art show since it arrived in Norwich in April, with some visitors even coming to see it for a second time having already visited the exhibition at the Tate Britain in London.
She said: “I believe this is due to the reputation of Paul Nash, regarded as one of the most important British artists of the first half of the 20th century. Being an official war artist of both the First and Second World Wars and the proximity of East Anglia to the rest of Europe, there has been that inextricable link to, particularly, the Second World War where many airfields in our region were bases for British and American air squadrons.”
Once the touring exhibition closes on Sunday it will move on to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.
Meanwhile the Sainsbury Centre is preparing to welcome The Russia Season in October, an exhibition marking the anniversary of the Russian Revolution by contrasting Russian art and life before and after the Revolution. November will also see the opening of Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics, a show putting the spotlight on one of the co-creators of the hit 1980s and 1990s television show Spitting Image and his later work as a major ceramic artist.
The Paul Nash exhibition is at the Sainsbury Centre, based on the University of East Anglia campus, until Sunday. Tickets £12 (£10.50 concessions). Visit www.scva.ac.uk