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#LoveArt – Elin Jones

#LoveArt / Collections / News and Events - Posted 01-03-2017

Happy St David’s Day to you all!

We are pleased to announce our new #LoveArt campaign.

Famous Welsh personalities will be choosing their favourite art works from The National Library of Wales’ art collection and discussing them on our blog.

This month Elin Jones, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales will be choosing the art work, beginning with Branwen by Ivor Davies.

Elin Jones said:

“For me, the strength of colour and image is important in a painting. These qualities are very impressive in Ivor Davies’s painting Branwen. The depth of colour struck me first – the diverse blue of the Irish Sea reflecting the deep distance between Branwen and her brother Bendigeidfran in the branch of the Mabinogi. The main characters of this branch are featured in this painting by Ivor Davies, and by a miracle, the sadness of the story is reflected within the picture. Here is a piece of artwork which is modern and timeless. This is my favourite painting of all the collections at the National Library.”

Useful Links:
ArtUK
NLW Collections

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