A Companion Guide to the Welsh National Museum of Art
This beautifully produced book features 150 works of art, including iconic and much-loved pieces by Cézanne, Monet, Rodin and Renoir, European masters including Canaletto, Turner and Picasso and great Welsh artists like Josef Herman, Richard Wilson, Ceri Richards and Gwen John.
The Welsh national art collection takes us through 400 years of art. From lavish sixteenth-century Italian altarpieces through some of Europe's finest ceramics to contemporary installations of light. Along the way we discover how art in Wales has evolved, from the eighteenth-century grand tour to the contemporary Welsh names who feature on today's world stage.
Each piece is illustrated with crisp, full-colour photography and has detailed information on the work and the artist. The book also gives a history of the collectors, enthusiasts and benefactors who have, over the course of a century, helped form an art collection of truly international depth, breadth and sheer quality.