This wonderful exhibition, from 7th October 2017 to 3rd January 2018 shows the similarities and differences between these two artistic friends.
Well known, such as ones based on the Mona Lisa, and also lesser known pieces are here.
The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes, by Marcel Duchamp (1912), has cubist style king and queen, with electrons streaming around them, love and electricity holding them together. An incredible metaphorical image.
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The most intriguing? We suggest Last Year in Marienbad (L'Année dernière à Marienbad, 1961), has she forgotten him, is he lying, is one of them dreaming it? And a weird formal garden and background organ music.
The most fun? We suggest The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T, a 1953 musical fantasy written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
For beauty and also poignancy Akira Kurosawa's (2000) film Dreams has eight vignettes, inspired by his dreams. Vignettes include the foxes' wedding procession, the chopped down peach orchard, the blizzard, the tunnel with march of dead soldiers, the village of the watermills. Incredibly memorable scenes.
From 26th October 2016 to 6th March 2017 Tate Britain showed a major exhibition of the surrealist and war painter, Paul Nash.
The exhibition showed his paintings of trees and gardens at dusk, very atmospheric, then his more surreal and symbolic work, and then the famous war paintings. The latter includes the well-known Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-41, showing the pieces of shot down German plans at a dump near Oxford, looking like the waves of the sea.