Paul Nash Fabrics

Englishman Paul Nash made this piece of fabric for the Old Bleach Linen Company in Northern Ireland.

He titled it Fugue and the word really does capture the movement in this fabric. This led me to ponder the word Fugue. It’s all about counterpoint. Two independent themes that come together in layers. Fugue is a musical term but I think it is very apt term for the way some visual artists and textile designers work. Repetition and layers. I’ll call them fuguelists.

| Paul Nash, Fugue, screen printed linen, The Old Bleach Linen Company, 1936 |

He dipped his toe into all sorts of things. But mainly painting.

| Paul Nash, Blue House on the Shore, c. 1930-1 |

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