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David Jones: painter, poet and mystic

Jones’s floating lines and rumpled landscapes are handsomely illustrated in Ariane Bankes’s and Paul Hills’s tribute to his ‘Vision and Memory’

26 September 2015

8:00 AM

26 September 2015

8:00 AM

The Art of David Jones: Vision and Memory Ariane Bankes and Paul Hills

Lund Humphries, pp.176, £40, ISBN: 9781848221604

David Jones (1895–1974) was a remarkable figure: artist and poet, he was a great original in both disciplines. His was an art of ‘gathering things in’ that engaged imaginatively with history and myth, with his Welsh heritage and the Christian religion. But art also comes out of conflict, and the tension between the two sides of Jones’s creative nature was the motive force that powered so much, both visual and written.

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Available from the Spectator Bookshop, £36 Tel: 08430 600033. David Jones: Vision and Memory, an exhibition of his work, will be on show at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, 24 October 2015 – 21 February 2016.

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