Wed, 17 May|
Widcombe Social Club
Special Interest Day - Scottish Art - A Powerhouse of Art & Design
Featuring 3 fascinating talks on the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald, The Glasgow Boys and their triumph over the Edinburgh ‘Glue-Pots’ and The Scottish Colourists - on four Scottish artists who brought Post Impressionism to Scotland.
Time & Location
17 May 2023, 10:30 – 15:30
Widcombe Social Club, Lower, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
About the Event
Lecturer Stella Lyons
Location Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Featuring 3 fascinating talks on the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald, The Glasgow Boys and their triumph over the Edinburgh ‘Glue-Pots’ and The Scottish Colourists - on four Scottish artists who brought Post Impressionism to Scotland. A lovely day with time for questions and discussion, including coffee, tea and a buffet lunch.
Book Your Place
Cost: £40 for members, £45 for guests, including lunch and tea/coffee.
To reserve a place and for payment details please email email@example.com
The Glasgow Boys and their triumph over the Edinburgh ‘Glue-Pots’
During the 19th Century, Glasgow was known as the ‘Second City of the British Empire’. It was a vibrant place, a city which was growing – both industrially and culturally. It was within this innovative environment that the Glasgow Boys were born. The ‘Boys’ were a group of around 20 young artists who revolutionised Scottish painting by bringing it into the mainstream of European art. They carved their own, distinctive path rebelling against the elitist, Edinburgh dominated art scene and the artists they termed the ‘Glue Pots’.
This talk explores their diverse, modern and inventive work.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh – more than just a tea room!
Did you know that when Charles Rennie Mackintosh died, his entire estate was valued at just £88? Glaswegian-born Mackintosh, a designer, architect and artist, was the foremost Celtic exponent of Art Nouveau and had a considerable influence on European art. But he is an even more enigmatic figure today than when he was alive. Both Mackintosh’s and his wife Margaret Macdonald’s work has a distinctive character, one that captures the transition between the Victorian era and the Modern age.
This talk will consider both Charles and Margaret’s life, work and legacy.
The Scottish Colourists – Bringing Paris to the Highlands and Islands
In the early years of the 20th Century four Scottish artists brought Post-Impressionism to Scotland, painting island landscapes, Edinburgh interiors and fashionable models with the vibrant colours of Matisse and the Fauves. They studied in France but their works burn bright on the walls of galleries across Scotland and are much sought after by collectors.
This talk explores the work of Cadell, Fergusson, Hunter and Peploe and their position in the history of British art. Maybe it’s time for another trip to Scotland!
Location Widcombe Social Club
Widcombe Social Club is situated at the bottom of Widcombe Hill within walking distance of the Bus and Railway Stations. From the City, the quickest route on foot (a 10-minute stroll) is to walk over the footbridge at the rear of Bath Spa Rail Station. Cross over the A36 at the pedestrian lights and turn left along Widcombe Parade (where there are lots of nice local shops and places to eat).
Cross over the junction with Prior Park Road. The Social Club is on the left at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.
The number 2 bus, from bus stop BK across the road from the train station will take you one stop to Widcombe.
There is very little parking locally. The closest car park is in Southgate which is not far from the Bus Station.
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