The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art

ISBN: 9781854378743
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Martin Clark (Foreword) Michael Bracewell et al
Format: paperback
Edition: -
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Tate St Ives/Tate Gallery
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: Includes colour illustrations


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The Dark Monarch – which takes its title from the infamous 1962 book by the artist and writer Sven Berlin – explores the influence of folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult on the development of art in Britain, from the beginning of the twentieth century to today.’

The Dark Monarch brings together over 160 works – as well as books, manuscripts, and other ephemera – by artists active throughout the twentieth century including Cecil Collins, John Craxton John Piper, Paul Nash and Samuel Palmer. Near fine copy of this now scarce catalogue



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