One of the pleasures of the last week has been watching the 3-part series on Welsh Art: a surprise, because, much as we love the Welsh landscape and countryside, I don’t think of Wales in terms of its art, apart from a few lone practitioners, like Richard Wilson, who is known more for his views of Italy than Wales, and Thomas Jones likewise. But what the presenter, Huw Stephens, managed to do was show the great interest of so much Welsh art – prehistoric art at Barclodiad y Gawres and the Jesse figure in Abergavenny church, pictures of workers by William Jones Chapman, the work of Cedric Morris and Ceri Richards, all seen and discussed with admirable straightforwardness.
2 thoughts on “The Story of Welsh Art”
Thomas Pennant, Augustus & Gwen John, Christopher Williams, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Brenda Chamberlain, Kyffin Williams, Terry Setch and many more. ‘The Visual Culture of Wales, Imaging the Nation’ by Peter Lord, University of Wales, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies – for more information.
Thank you, yes, my list wasn’t intended to be exhaustive. Charles