Autumn Art Lecture
Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists: Modern painting comes to Scotland 1880-1930
By Art Society lecturer and V&A tutor – Anne Anderson 24th November – live on Zoom at 6.45pm for 7pm start.
During the 1880s the city of Glasgow emerged as a major cultural centre with new money and a determination to make and collect modern art.
A new group of Scottish artists emerged, now known as the Glasgow Boys, which included James Guthrie, Atkinson Hornel, George Henry, and John Lavery. Influenced by Japan, and contemporary French and Dutch painting, they escaped to the countryside and painted colours en plein air; they paved the way for Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The Scottish Colourists emerged at the same time, which included Peploe, Ferguson, Hunter and Cadell; they looked to France, especially Matisse and the bright colours of the Fauves. They took Scottish painting into the modern era and their influence can be seen in art galleries today.