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Partially Buried

© the artist. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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‘Partially Buried’ makes reference to the Aberfan coalmining disaster of 1966 in which 144 people were killed. James Rielly, who was 10 years old at the time of the disaster, has dealt with a subject of great tragedy in a simple and yet seemingly peaceful way. The background is painted in pale, muted pastel colours as is the plain simple building, which is being engulfed by the black impenetrable mass.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


Date

2004

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 198.1 x W 259.1 cm

Accession number

NMW A 27903

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 2006

Work type

Painting


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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