Art in Wales

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It was never going to be straightforward is a compendium of the first 13 years of the g39 project; from the first exhibition that opened on 3 July 1998 to the last that closed on 2 July 2011. It marks the years that the project was based in Wyndham Arcade in Cardiff’s city centre – a location that underwent massive changes while we were there. It used to be the edge of the city – chip shops, sex shops and contemporary art. By the time we left it was the heart of the city’s retail district – boutiques, restaurants and no art … ”

– Anthony Shapland, Chris Brown, 2012

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A Companion Guide to the Welsh National Museum of Art “This book takes us through 400 years of art, from sixteenth-century Italian altar pieces, through some 0f Europe’s finest ceramics to modern-day film and video. Featuring 150 works, the book intersperses iconic works by Cezanne, Monet and Renoir with the work of European masters including Canaletto, Gainsborough, Turner and Picasso and great Welsh artists like Richard Wilson, Gwen John and Ceri Richards…”

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Bryn Richards a retrospective: 75 years of painting since 1937. Published on the occassion of an exhibition held at Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan 2012

See and read more about these new books on the current new book display on the 2nd floor of Llandaff library – available to view and reserve until 6th February, after which time they can be borrowed.

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