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Richard Wilson (1714 - 1782) and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting

5 July–26 October 2014 (National Museum Cardiff is open for most Bank Holidays, please check prior to your visit to ensure the museum will be open.)
Landscape painting of 'Dinas Bran from Llangollen' by Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson (1714-1782)
Dinas Bran from Llangollen, 1770 to 1771, oil on canvas
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

Richard Wilson (1714-1782)
Ceyx and Alcyone, 1768, oil on canvas
© National Museum of Wales

This major loan exhibition marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wilson (1714-1782), perhaps Wales’s greatest artist.

Before Wilson, British artists painted the landscape to record its appearance. Wilson showed how landscape paintings could have layers of meanings and convey mood and emotions too.

A partnership with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA