The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Spirit of Place: Sutherland and the Romantic Landscape at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre
Graham Sutherland, Black Landscape 1930-40 (On loan from Tate).
CARDIFF.- Artist Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was influenced profoundly by the locations in which he worked and during the 1930s he developed a very personal vision of the Pembrokeshire landscape, noting that ‘I felt as much a part of the earth as my features were part of me’. A new exhibition Spirit of Place: Sutherland and the Romantic Landscape at Oriel y Parc Gallery & Visitor Centre in St Davids, Pembrokeshire (16 March – 8 July 2013) includes work the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru, and also includes a loan of a major Sutherland oil painting from Tate, Black Landscape. Painted between 1939 and 1940, Black Landscape is one of the best examples of Sutherland's early work in Pembrokeshire.

The exhibition shows Sutherland’s landscape art prior to and during World War II, alongside other Neo-Romantic landscapes from the collection of Amgueddfa Cymru, including artists such as Paul Nash, John Piper and Ceri Richards.

Sutherland’s vivid and strange paintings of places such as Clegyr Boia, Porthclais and Sandy Haven were an important part of a growing trend in British art during the first half of the twentieth century, which came to be known as Neo-Romanticism. Rather than simply painting what he saw in front of him, his more emotional, symbolic engagement allowed him to express what it meant to be a part of the landscape.. As the threat of the Second World War took hold, this approach was adopted by other artists working across Britain, a number of who were appointed as Official War Artists.

Neo-Romantic artists took early inspiration from the work of nineteenth century Romantic visionaries such as Samuel Palmer and William Blake, who had themselves lived through turbulent times. Sutherland and his contemporaries combined this pastoralism with modern European styles such as Abstraction and Surrealism, to try to capture the 'spirit' of the British landscape at a time of change.

On show in the back gallery at Oriel y Parc, in conjunction with Spirit of Place, is the 2007 film A Setting by Anthony Shapland. This showing at Oriel y Parc will be the first time Amgueddfa Cymru has exhibited the work since it was acquired. Taking place in a landscape, as day becomes night, A Setting quietly subverts aspects of the Romantic landscape tradition to create an understated, riveting human drama about transience and humanity.

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids is owned and managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, working in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

The attraction, which opened in 2008, is a free world-class gallery showcasing artists’ interpretations of landscape, taken from the vast collections of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Oriel y Parc also includes a Visitor Centre, Artist-in-Residence Studio, a Discovery Room which hosts family-friendly art and nature activities, a Tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community-run classes, and a café.




Today's News

March 18, 2013

'Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya. A Shock to the Senses' opens at the Albertinum

Representative overview of Dan Flavin's light works on view for the first time in Switzerland

Exhibition brings rare 14th-century masterpieces to Canada's Art Gallery of Ontario for first time

Ten landscapes by Rembrandt on view in the Old Master Drawings Cabinet at Chatsworth

Andrew Wyeth's "Ides of March:" The making of a masterpiece exhibition on view at Brandywine River Museum

Sotheby's to present Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Spring Sale on 6 April

Fine-art fixer Christian Scheidemann uses elephant dung from London zoo as restoration

The Hugo Boss Prize 2012 Danh Vo opens exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York

Beacon, 65 miles north of New York, ditches crummy image with galleries, DIA, train, hotel

Dallas Museum of Art presents the nationally touring Cindy Sherman exhibition

La maison rouge explores the relationship between artists and psychotropics

Suicide, Van Gogh's ear obsessed teenage Picasso, show at the Courtauld Gallery reveals

As it were... So to speak: A museum collection in dialogue with Barbara Bloom opens at The Jewish Museum

Edward Cella Art + Architecture opens first solo exhibition of work by artist Claire Baker

A collection of Mark Ryden's most recent work in new book published by Rizzoli

Serralves Museum exhibits recently acquired works from its collection

Marina Abramovic to premiere new installation at Luminato Festival

'The Hoff' sings to save the Berlin Wall

Spirit of Place: Sutherland and the Romantic Landscape at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre

Exhibition of new work by Allyson Vieira at Laurel Gitlen

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- French archaeologists discover an exceptional Gallic chariot tomb at Warcq in France

2.- ARTnews publishes the list of the world's 200 top art collectors; Contemporary art is most popular

3.- International Twitter debate #eroticcensorship leads to re-hang of 'Portrait of Ms Ruby May, Standing'

4.- Bruce Museum scientist Daniel Ksepka identifies world's largest-ever flying bird

5.- Recovered Matisse "Odalisque in Red Pants" returned to Venezuelan authorities

6.- Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale at Maison Osenat in Paris

7.- The world of buying rugs has changed: How Nazmiyal antique rug gallery advanced with their online marketing

8.- Museum of Fine Arts Boston acquires iconic Portrait of John F. Kennedy by artist Jamie Wyeth

9.- Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art showcases newly-uncovered Renaissance paintings

10.- London gallery removes Leena McCall painting deemed too pornographic and disgusting



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site