“Art in Focus: Wales” at the Yale Center for British Art

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The Yale Center for British Art presents its eighth student-curated exhibition, “Art in Focus: Wales,” on view April 4–Aug. 10. The show explores the history of interest in Welsh landscape, ruins, and the bardic tradition through oil paintings, finished watercolors, and plein-air sketches in the center’s collections by artists such as Richard Wilson, Thomas Rowlandson, J. M. W. Turner, John Martin, William Blake, and Samuel Palmer. Also on view are publications of the period that encouraged the aesthetic appreciation of Welsh landscape. An interactive display allowing visitors to explore the geography and chronology of these works is included in the exhibition and on the center’s website. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Here are some of the works on display.

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