The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art

by Martin Clark (Foreword)

  • Artist: Various
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Tate St Ives/Tate Gallery, London
  • Edition: -
  • Format: Paperback with flaps
  • Height: 25cm
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: Includes colour illustrations


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The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art

'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.


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