Make your own free website on Tripod.com

031

Back ] Home ] Up ] Next ]

 

preface v1.02
cover v1.02
index v1.02
017
018
019
020
021
022
023
024
025
026
027
028
029
030
031
032

 

The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 2 p. 31
Review by Janet Neilson: LYVER GWYN HA DU, by  Pieter Huisman, Lucie Moonen, Cun van Heerden, Marcel Dekker. C.N.P. Publications, Trelispen, Gorran, St. Austell, Cornwall

Produced in 1980, this little book appeals to the imagination and is of interest to the Celtic artist on many counts, not least its originality of concept and technique, drawing upon themes common to all the Celtic populations of Europe and illustrating these themes in a variety of new treatments.

The title of the book is Cornish for 'Black and White Book'. As the artists explain in the foreword, this 'Black and White Book' has everything to do with the black and white of St. Piran's banner, the national banner of Cornwall. The name also alludes to the graphic style of the designs themselves, done in line and point. 


"[Lyver Gwyn Ha Du] is a try-out of the possibilities, varieties and symbolism of timeless Celtic art, of her adaptations and her originality, the use of which we like to see progressing with all our hopes. Our intentions are to promote Celtic art, styles and decoration appropriate to be applied in contemporary Cornwall (one of the six Celtic nations), and use the Celtic language of Cornwall, being the original means of expression in this country for as long ago as the Roman empire at least..."

Copyright Janet Neilson 1983

 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
All Rights Reserved
10.02.01edition
coracle@thecoracle.tripod.com

Back ] Next ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The text for this page is set for small screens. Adjust text size from your browser main menu bar; in Internet Explorer, press keys ALT-V-X