GLASGOW BOYS: Masterpieces of Art


GLASGOW BOYS: Masterpieces of Art

SUSIE HODGE    Book Number: 86936    Product format: Hardback

The Glasgow Boys' Society was formed for a short time in 1887, a number of artists who became informally associated with each other. They shared artistic beliefs, friendship and their initial exclusion from Edinburgh's and Glasgow's official art institutions. They all rejected the tight brushwork, polished finish, sentimental approaches and heavy use of brown varnish of the older generation of Scottish painters. The Glasgow Boys included Thomas Millie Dow (1848-1919), Alexander Mann (1853-1908), James Paterson (1854-1932), William York McGregor (1855-1923), Arthur Melville (1855-1904), John Lavery (1856-1941), George Henry (1858-1943), James Nairn (1859-1904), Thomas Corsen Morton (1859-1928), William Kennedy (1859-1918), James Guthrie (1859-1930), Joseph Crawhall (1861-1913), Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922) and others. Some initially met where they trained or at the St. Mungo Society or on painting trips and all wish to be recognised in Scotland as serious artists. They initiated plein-air painting in Scotland, creating effects with natural light and shade with patches of paint and borrowed approaches from Japanese prints, French Realism, Symbolism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and also artists Bastien-Lepage and James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites. Enjoy the bold colours, loose, wide, often square brush marks and the build up of the effects of light and shade with patches of subtly changing colour. Here are depictions of their subjects objectively but also capturing atmosphere such as a winter woodland, a hazy dusk or a storm gathering over the sea, or sunlight playing on a figure. In the summer of 1881, Guthrie, Walton, Crawhall and Henry painted in Brig o' Turk, a small rural community in the Trossachs. Produced on glossy paper are some of the finest portraits, still life, tennis matches, leisure and culture, train stations, looms, apple picking, peasant women, and a very experimental Loch Lomond among the hundreds of gorgeous depictions. 128pp, 8¼" x 9½". Limited stock. Full price.
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ISBN 9781786647788
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