Oriel Davies Gallery
Y Parc, Y Drenewydd
Powys SY16 2NZ
Rhif ffôn: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Ffacs: +44 (0) 1686 623633
E-bost: desk@orieldavies.org

 

MAE'R ORIEL AR GAU NES BYDD RHYDUDD PELLACH

Ni allwn ymateb i alwadau ffôn

Os oes angen i chi gysylltu â ni ar frys:
e-bost:
 
Cyfrifon: cyfrifon@orieldavies.org
Cyfarwyddwr: steffan@orieldavies.org
+44 (0)7498 570217
 

Gareth Griffith

18/01/20 – 01/04/20

Melvyn Evans

18/03/20 - 18/07/20

Llun-Gwener 10yb-5yh
Sadwrn 10yb-5yh

 

 

 

Domestic Idylls

Clementina, Lady Hawarden

08 Medi 2007 - 20 Hydref 2007

Old photogrpic portrait

Image 1 of 3 next >   © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum.

Roedd Clementina, Arglwyddes Penarlâg, yn un o’r merched arloesol ym myd ffotograffiaeth, a gafodd ei chlodfori yn ystod ei bywyd gan lawr o’i chyfoedion, yn cynnwys Lewis Carroll. Ei phynciau pennaf oedd ei merched, oedd wedi cael eu gosod i eistedd yn ofalus i gynhyrchu astudiaethau ar dymer, awyrgylch a chwantusrwydd. Mae’r delweddau hudolus hyn wedi cael eu hailddarganfod gan genhedlaeth newydd.

Clementina, Lady Hawarden was one of the pioneer women of photography, acclaimed in her life-time by many of her contemporaries, including Lewis Carroll. Her primary subjects were her daughters, whom she carefully posed to produce studies of mood, ambience and sensuality. These enchanting images explore an intimate world of Victorian womanhood.

Lady Hawarden experimented with composition and light with a freedom denied to professional portrait photographers of the time. Reviewing her work in 1865, a critic for the Photographic News noted: ‘These pictures... are so full of grace and beauty, so original in their style, so perfect in their photographic delicacy and excellence...’

After her death, Lady Hawarden’s work fell into obscurity, but her work has now been rediscovered by a new generation: ‘Her photographs explore ideas of enclosure ... yet the sense of their confinement is not desperate; the photographs do not express hothouse oppression but rather the young women’s command of a potent inner life and a pleasurable complicity in their mother’s work.’ Marina Warner, critic and writer

© V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum. Exhibition originated by the V&A, London  www.vam.ac.uk