Paintings influenced by Welsh mythology

David Jones’ art collection comes to Cardiff

David Jones was a twentieth century British artist inspired by the powerful influences of landscape, language and myths of Wales.

National Museum Wales is hosting an exhibition of primarily Jones’ watercolour artwork up until 4 March 2012.

Born of a Welsh father, Jones spent time in Wales as a pupil to artist-craftsmen Eric Gill.

Jones’s inspiration from the Welsh landscape entwined with Arthurian legend is captured best in his vision of Breconshire in the painting Capel-y-ffin. (See sidebar for details)

Capel-y-ffin by David Jones combines landscape and legend

Oliver Fairclough, Keeper of the Arts at National Museum Wales, said, “I hope visitors will share my excitement in the beauty and emotional complexity of Jones’s work revealed in this display.”