In 1900 Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The Glasgow Four were invited to exhibit their avant-garde designs at the Vienna Succession. Vienna welcomed the Glasgow style. The sensuous lines of French Art Nouveau were renounced in favour of clean geometric forms. The black and white checkerboard pattern exemplifies this new design ethos.
European Modernism appears to evolve from this meeting of the Scottish School and the Viennese Succession, leading to the Bauhaus and the International style.
Dr Anne Anderson is an Hon. Professor at Exeter University, Art Society Lecturer and V&A tutor. She has curated four major national exhibitions such as Beyond the Brotherhood The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy (2019—20), written books and been published in leading arts academic magazines. She has held several prestigious fellowships including Fellow of the Huntington Library, CA (2008-09 and 2018-19) and lectures worldwide including USA, Canada and has made four Australian tours.
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