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Paul Nash This painting, the title of which is German for ‘dead sea’, was inspired by a dump of wrecked aircraft at Cowley in Oxfordshire. Nash based the image on photographs he took there, a few of which are on display nearby.The artist described the sight: ‘The thing looked to me suddenly, like a great inundating sea ... the breakers rearing up and crashing on the plain. And then, no: nothing moves, it is not water or even ice, it is something static and dead.’

Paul Nash This painting, the title of which is German for ‘dead sea’, was inspired by a dump of wrecked aircraft at Cowley in Oxfordshire. Nash based the image on photographs he took there, a few of which are on display nearby.The artist described the sight: ‘The thing looked to me suddenly, like a great inundating sea ... the breakers rearing up and crashing on the plain. And then, no: nothing moves, it is not water or even ice, it is something static and dead.’

Richard Dadd was a promising British painter who went insane in the 1840s. He made his painting The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke in an asylum.

Fell That Fairy, and Other News

Richard Dadd was a promising British painter who went insane in the 1840s. He made his painting The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke in an asylum.

"The Hill of Dreams" by Arthur Machen

"The Hill of Dreams" by Arthur Machen

Notting Hill, London, 1970s.

Political discourse woz ere: Book shows London's graffiti in the 1970s

Witches’ marks on a barn door in Laxfield, Suffolk. The marks coincide with a period when most interiors lit by rush lights or tallow candles would have been extremely dark once night fell, and when belief in witchcraft and trials of unfortunates accused of it were at their height.

Witches' marks: public asked to seek ancient scratchings in buildings

Witches’ marks on a barn door in Laxfield, Suffolk. The marks coincide with a period when most interiors lit by rush lights or tallow candles would have been extremely dark once night fell, and when belief in witchcraft and trials of unfortunates accused of it were at their height.

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