Telecommunications card

Copyright Tate, London 2011

Telecommunications

WAG 6638

On display

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Nash’s art changed in the early 1930s. He became interested in the Surrealists. Their designs inspired Nash to create posters for advertising campaigns. This painting was made for the Post Office, who wanted to advertise their new automatic telephone exchange. Nash has simplified the complicated machine. He has reduced it to geometric shapes and used only a few colours.