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A hithau'n 'Ddydd Llun Glas', diwrnod sy'n cael ei gyfrif fel diwrnod mwyaf digalon y flwyddyn, dyma i chi gasgliad o baentiadau glasaf casgliadau Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru i loywi'ch dydd.


With it being 'Blue Monday', a day that is considered to be the most depressing day of the year, here is a collection of the bluest paintings from The National Library of Wales' collection to brighten your day.

15 artworks
  • The Birds of Rhiannon 1967
    John Elwyn (1916–1997)
    Oil on canvas
    H 121 x W 121 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    The Birds of Rhiannon
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Branwen 1999
    Ivor Davies (b.1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 122.5 x W 183.5 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Branwen
    © Ivor Davies. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Blue Gloves, Orange Chair (Menig Glas, Cadair Oren) 2016
    Seren Morgan Jones (b.1985)
    Mixed media on canvas
    H 56 x W 51 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Blue Gloves, Orange Chair (Menig Glas, Cadair Oren)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Seren Morgan Jones

  • Farmer and Blue Sky 1982
    Will Roberts (1907–2000)
    Oil on canvas
    H 39.2 x W 29 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Farmer and Blue Sky
    © Will Roberts' estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • The Trumpets of the Dead 1998
    Glyn Morgan (1926–2015)
    Oil on canvas
    H 80 x W 90.5 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    The Trumpets of the Dead
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Domen lo, Bargoed c.1999
    Osi Rhys Osmond (1942–2015)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 76 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Domen lo, Bargoed
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Nude with Blue Coverlets and a Glass Ball
    Francis Oppenheimer (1870–1961)
    Watercolour on paper (?)
    H 76.6 x W 84.5 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Nude with Blue Coverlets and a Glass Ball
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • High Bright 1970s
    David Saunders (b.1936)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 108 x W 132 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    High Bright
    © the artist. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Portrait of the Artist as an Old Hairy Man 1990
    Philip Sutton (b.1928)
    Oil on canvas
    H 77 x W 67 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Portrait of the Artist as an Old Hairy Man
    © the artist. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Welsh Chapel, Solva, Pembroke 1939
    John Piper (1903–1992)
    Oil on board
    H 21 x W 15 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Welsh Chapel, Solva, Pembroke
    © the Piper Estate / DACS 2021. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Grace Williams (1906–1977) 2001–2002
    Ceri Thomas (b.1958)
    Oil on board
    H 57.5 x W 78 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Grace Williams (1906–1977)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • A Shaft of Light, That Day, on the Train 2004–2005
    Alistair Crawford (b.1945)
    Oil on board
    H 50 x W 60 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    A Shaft of Light, That Day, on the Train
    © Alistair Crawford. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Terraced Houses and a Chapel c.1980
    McEntee
    Oil on board
    H 36.5 x W 62 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Terraced Houses and a Chapel
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Madonna and Child and Beach Children, Notre Dame de la Mer 1983
    Claudia Williams (b.1933)
    Oil on board
    H 137 x W 121 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Madonna and Child and Beach Children, Notre Dame de la Mer
    © the artist. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Eryri 1960–1970
    Kyffin Williams (1918–2006)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.8 x W 50.8 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Eryri
    © Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales