Pallant House’s latest exhibition focuses on the multitalented British painter, engraver, poet and inscription maker, David Jones (1895-1974) which provides wonderful insight into one of the most imaginative artists of his era.
“This major exhibition, taking place during the centenary of the First World War, displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life in a timely reassessment of one of the most imaginative artists of his era. Exhibits range from sketches made on the Western Front to watercolours of trees, flowers and thorns, as well as drawings of Arthurian subjects and painted inscriptions. In the 1920s, working in the circle of Eric Gill, Jones became an engraver of the first rank. His illustrated books engage with the world of symbol and myth. They will be exhibited alongside his shimmering watercolours of still lifes, seascapes and portraits. In later years, as David Jones devoted more time to poetry, he painted inscriptions that are as vital in design as they are allusive in content.” – Pallant House
If you’re yet to visit Pallant House, this month presents the perfect opportunity as the gallery are holding a FREE Open Weekend complete with interactive workshops – perfect for the kids – and whole lot more! The Pallant House Gallery FREE open weekend is taking place from Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th November 2015, find out more information here.
Related exhibitions: The exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft will focus on Jones’ fascination with animals, which was present throughout his practice. More information here.
Images from left to right: ‘Human Being’ 1931, ‘Lourdes’ 1928, ‘The Garden Closed’ 1924.