Some Trees and Snow
ZOBOLE, Ernest (1927 - 1999)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 171.0 x 140.0 cm
Acquired: 2002; Gift; The Arts Council of Wales
Accession Number: NMW A 25851
Collection: Arts Council of Wales Collection
This landscape shows a snow-covered Rhondda Fawr. The hillside stretches up to the top of the canvas, exaggerating the flatness of the painting. Look at the clouds and trees. They have been painted with a deliberate, almost ‘child-like’ naiveté. At the bottom of the painting two cars and a train make their way through the valley. As darkness envelopes the landscape they are small reminders of human presence.