Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close

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
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
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

.

Branwen
© Ivor Davies. 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

.

Blue Gloves, Orange Chair (Menig Glas, Cadair Oren)
© the artist. Photo credit: Seren Morgan Jones
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

.

Farmer and Blue Sky
© Will Roberts' estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
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

.

The Trumpets of the Dead
© the artist's 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

.

Domen lo, Bargoed
© 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

.

Nude with Blue Coverlets and a Glass Ball
© the copyright holder. 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

.

High Bright
© the artist. 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

.

Portrait of the Artist as an Old Hairy Man
© 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

.

Welsh Chapel, Solva, Pembroke
© the Piper Estate / DACS 2021. 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

.

Grace Williams (1906–1977)
© the artist. 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

.

A Shaft of Light, That Day, on the Train
© Alistair Crawford. 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

.

Terraced Houses and a Chapel
© the copyright holder. 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

.

Madonna and Child and Beach Children, Notre Dame de la Mer
© the artist. 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

.

Eryri
© Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales. 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