Title of Piece:
Caernarvon Castle
Artist:
CREFFIELD, Dennis
ID Number:
2936
Acquisition Number:
718
Acquisition Number (Sub):
0
Cost:
Additional Information:
Artist Notes:
This expression of the massive Edwardian fortress at Caernarfon is one of a vast series of drawings in charcoal or oil stick done by Dennis Creffield during an intense series of expeditions to Welsh castles in 2001 and 2002, working en plein air at all times from dawn to dusk. He describes Caernarfon as ‘of the sea’. ‘It rises very tall and pale grey from the water and is thronged about with boats – like a great mysterious sailing ship itself.’ His work embodies the methods of his influential tutor, David Bomberg, capturing the visual forms of objects by exploratory mark-making. Creffield has made several series of works on architectural subjects, on English cathedrals, French cathedrals, and properties of the National Trust. He is represented in the principal public collections.
Town:
Bangor
Location of Art:
Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery
Buyer:
Dr Peter Wakelin
Medium of Art:
oil on paper 2001
Dimensions:
69.0 x 50.0 (F), 55.0 x 38.0 (U)
Year of Purchase:
2002
Copyright Notes:

Dennis Creffield