Casgliadau Celf Arlein

I Gofio'r Swistir [Souvenir of Switzerland]

SPENCER, Sir Stanley (1891 - 1959)

I Gofio'r Swistir

Dyddiad: 1935

Cyfrwng: olew ar gynfas

Maint: 107.0 x 320.5 cm

Derbyniwyd: 1998; Prynwyd; gyda chymorth Ymddiriedolaeth Derek Williams / Cronfa Genedlaethol y Casgliadau Celfydydd / Cronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri Genedlaethol

Rhif Derbynoli: NMW A 11709

Mae'n debyg mai Stanley Spencer oedd yr arlunydd ffigyraidd gorau a weithiai ym Mhrydain yn y 1930au. Comisiynwyd y triptych hwn gan Syr Edward Beddington-Behrens, economegydd amlwg ac un hael ei nawdd i gelfyddyd fodern. Credai 'y gallai fod yn ysbrydoliaeth i weld bywyd yn y mynyddoedd lle mae crefydd yn chwarae rhan mor bwysig ym mywyd y bobl' ac felly, ym 1933, gwahoddodd Spencer i aros gydag ef yn nyffryn mynyddig Saas, yn Valais yn ne'r Swistir. Tynnodd Spencer frasluniau o bobl, gwisgoedd, capeli a chysegrfeydd lliwgar ar ochrau'r ffyrdd a'u defnyddio ar gyfer y gwaith mawr hwn pan ddychwelodd i Loegr. Ysgrifennodd Spencer: 'Pan welais y bobl gyffredin yn sefyll ar y grisiau, roeddent fel cofebau o'r Swistir, pob un ar ei bedestal ei hunan. Ac felly teimlaf fod pob panel yn cynrychioli rhyw agwedd ar naws y Swistir'. Yn ei farn ef: 'Mae'n well o lawer na phe byddwn wedi'i baentio yn y fan a'r lle oherwydd os ydwyf yn teimlo'r peth yn ddigon cryf i'w baentio o'm cof, mae'n rhaid iddo fyw'. Hunan-bortread o'r arlunydd yw'r dyn â'r dwylo mewn ystum gweddi, y pedwerydd o'r chwith ymhlith y bobl sy'n sefyll ar y dde yn y panel canol.

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Sara Huws Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
31 Mawrth 2017, 15:42

Hi there,

Thank you for your comment. We strive towards achieving 'AA' web accessibility compliance on all our web pages, and are always developing our site so it is more accessible to a wide variety of users. I will pass on your remarks to our team so that they can be discussed in our next review.

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wonderful painting
30 Mawrth 2017, 22:01

why not make the type-font and text of your website descriptions (such as of this Stanley Spencer painting) readable, internet user friendly and accessible? That can be done by using black, high contrast type. The words Date, Media,Size, Acquired and Accession number are almost (but not) accessible and reader friendly. None of the other type is user-friendly as it's light value, low contrast and non black, non bold.
It makes a huge difference for viewers of all ages, including children, youth, and adults.
(current optometry is unable to provide working corrective eyewear for this trend of poor graphic design as led by American internet and computer corporations: Optometrists continue to use black, high contrast type in eye exams. There are no corrective lenses available for light value, low contrast and inaccessible graphic design type-font and text. That latter use is now not only prevalent in the internet but in hardcopy publication graphic design.
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Sadly, and needlessly, many American art museums (galleries in British usage) are now designing and printing all of their hardcopy publications, including gallery handout guides, schedules of programs, label copy signage and gallery exhibit signage in a mix of tiny type and light-value, low contrast type. This disenfranchises all gallery goers, and leads to reduced membership, donations of money and donations of art. That need not be!
Thanks.

Amgueddfa Cymru
9 Ionawr 2013, 12:04

I can confirm that Souvenir of Switzerland is currently on public display, and is located in Gallery 14: Art after Cézanne: The 'Primitive' and the Modern.

Amgueddfa Cymru does indeed own Snowdon from Llanfrothen, but this work is in store at the current time and you would need to make an appointment to view this work when you visit National Museum Cardiff on the 18th January.

Nigel Rapport
9 Ionawr 2013, 10:55
Could I confirm that this painting ('Souvenir of Switzerland') is on public display? I would like to come and see it on Friday afternoon, Junuary 18 (and I live in Scotland).

Also, I believe the Museum owns 'Snowdon from Llanfrothen' by Spencer. Is this viewable?

Thanks

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