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New London Cityscapes 2023: Capturing Moments of Transition in an Ever-Changing City

New London Cityscapes 2023: Capturing Moments of Transition in an Ever-Changing City

“I painted the majority of the cityscapes in this show during the late winter/early spring of 2023. I favour this transitional time of year for scenes of London because the quality of light is interesting to me. The low sun produces unexpected shadows and points where objects catch the light. The changeable weather — sudden showers, fine drizzle, mist — adds a degree of mystery to familiar places and prospects. It helps me see them afresh.” Michael Alford

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Paul Nash and the Invention of the War Artist

Paul Nash and the Invention of the War Artist

One of only a handful of artists commissioned by the British government during both world wars, Nash remains among the most influential war artists of all time. Read about the way Nash’s career charts the expansion of government support for art during wartime and illustrates how the concept of the war artist developed over the course of the 20th century.

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