Tag: art

‘…the Green Knight mounted on his green horse holds his severed head aloft’

Another gem from the British Library blog. Here, Julian Harrison from the Medieval Literature team takes a playful look at the illustrations of the original manuscript. ‘Its full-page illustrations have a charm all of their own, even if they were once dismissed as ‘coarsely executed’. … Continue reading ‘…the Green Knight mounted on his green horse holds his severed head aloft’

David Jones as visual artist

Although Cardiff BookTalk is focussing on his writing in In Parenthesis, David Jones was also a talented visual artist. This was the subject of a recent exhibition at Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives: https://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/exhibition-david-jones-1895-1974/ It is also discussed brilliantly by Fiona MacCarthy in the following article: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/10/soldier-poet-painter-david-jones-britains-outsider