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An oil painting of an evening scene in Venice. There are arched buildings and people in the background and a large column in the centre. A group of people sit around a table in the centre of the painting. An oil painting of an evening scene in Venice. There are arched buildings and people in the background and a large column in the centre. A group of people sit around a table in the centre of the painting.

Charles Hodge Mackie, In the Piazetta, Venice, c. 1910. Image © The Fleming Collection

Charles Hodge Mackie, In the Piazetta, Venice, c. 1910. Image © The Fleming Collection

Online Curator Talk: Colour and Light – The Scottish Colourists

Tue 19 September 2023 , 6pm-7pm

Graves Gallery

Join James Knox from the Fleming Collection for an illustrated online talk on the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists – Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and Samuel John Peploe.

 

The Scottish Colourists are recognised today as one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in 20th century British art. In the early 1900s their careers were shaped by exposure to the work of radical French colour field painters, known as Les Fauves or Wild Beasts led by Matisse, Van Dongen and Derain. The group found further inspiration from the then emerging post-impressionist masters, Van Gogh and Cezanne.

James will trace the quartet’s careers – from their development as virtuosos of dazzling interiors, landscapes, portraits to their maturity as recognised ‘colourists’, through to their naturalist late works capturing the Scottish landscape.

James Knox has been director of the Fleming Collection since 2015. He launched its ‘museum without walls’ strategy the following year – an ambitious programme of themed exhibitions, largely drawn from the Fleming Collection, which is deemed to be the finest of Scottish art outside museums. Prior to joining the Fleming Collection he was managing director of the Art Newspaper – the bible of the international art world. He has written a number of books including The Scottish Country House and on the Glasgow Boys and Girls; and the Scottish Colourists.

 

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An oil painting of an evening scene in Venice. There are arched buildings and people in the background and a large column in the centre. A group of people sit around a table in the centre of the painting.

Charles Hodge Mackie, In the Piazetta, Venice, c. 1910. Image © The Fleming Collection

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