Winter near Ystradfellte, Brecon Beacons

Colin Molyneux (1939 - )

Black and white photograph

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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Wales Office, Gwydyr House, Whitehall

    One of two works by Colin Molyneux in the Government Art Collection, Winter near Ystradfellte, Brecon Beacons uses the medium black and white photography to its full advantage in this distant view of a snowy Welsh landscape. Resembling a charcoal drawing in its use of stark line, the white hillside is bisected by a series of black lanes and pathways. The visual effect is almost as if a skier has zigzagged down the hill, their tracks leaving a dark impression in the snow. Our eyes are drawn to the centre of the composition where all the tracks converge and where farm buildings nestle beneath dark trees. 


    Ystradfellte is a small village in the Fforest Fawr area of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, a striking landscape of hills, waterfalls and caves, popular with tourists.

  • About the artist
    The photographer Colin Molyneux studied at the West of England College of Art in Bristol up to 1969. He specialises in taking photographs of the landscape, revealing a keen love of nature and wildlife. He has developed a successful career in the corporate and commercial sectors including award-winning campaigns for UK and international organisations. Today he works in partnership with his son and daughter, Andrew and Helen Molyneux, who are also both photographers.
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    Winter near Ystradfellte, Brecon Beacons
    Black and white photograph
    Purchased from the artist, April 1977
    GAC number