Art Lecture for all Members 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Art Nouveau and Vienna 1900 by Dr Anne Anderson

Tuesday 11th May, 7pm – free on Zoom for all Club Members

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 Honorary 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.

This is an extra lecture, sponsored by the Club and available free online to all Members. Book now with Reception on 020 8480 4200 or email the team at

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