The first room is taken up with Nash's wonderfully observed Downland landscapes, his use of watercolours and ink to depict trees is delightful. This early work is in great contrast to his paintings during and after the First World war when trees become roughly broken and landscapes torn apart. He stayed in Marlborough on holiday in the 1930s, and visited Avebury, becoming fascinated by the stones which were featured in several of his paintings.
A long term asthma sufferer, he died aged 57 in 1946, at the end of the Second World War.
It wasn't possible to take photos in the exhibition, but here are a few assorted things I photographed:
After going round the Nash exhibition, we looked at the arresting Antony Gormley sculptures in lead and plaster, entitled 'Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage 1981-2. They are among the first where he used his own body to create the sculptures. Described here: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/gormley-three-ways-mould-hole-and-passage-t07015
This painting below is 'St. Eulalia' by Jaohn William Waterhouse, quite strikingly unusual.St Eulalia was martyred in 304AD for refusing to make sacrifices to the Roman gods, she was only 12 years old when she was killed by horrific means. The painting was first exhibited in 1885.
The Paul Nash exhibition runs until 5 March and the David Hockney exhibition opens on 9 February.