Artistic Responses to the Landscape

Dolbadarn Castle

Dolbadarn Castle

Title: The Lure of the Landscape
Date: April 2011
Creator: Touchstone Heritage Management Consultants & Associates

The plan identifies how the landscape has provided inspiration to all sorts of artists over the last 300 years or so, and how the resulting artistic interpretation can be used to enhance visitors’ experiences in Wales.

The approach

The plan suggests that the following themes collectively provide a ‘national narrative’ for the landscape of Wales.

  • The landscape as history
  • The landscape as nature
  • The landscape as home
  • The landscape as resource.

These underpin an approach which is “based upon creating the greatest level of general interest”. Ideas for implementing this include using biographical sketches of artists; comparisons of how artists’ responses have changed over time; comparisons with contemporary landscapes; examples of the type of art employed and an examination of the topographical features which make the landscape a worthy subject.