Course overview

Join us to dive into the rich pool of creativity and colour which characterises this period of Scottish art. From the experimental to the unconventional explore the developments in Scottish Art during the 20th Century from the inspired development of colour by the Scottish Colourists to the adventurous visual experiments of abstract artists. This course is for learners who have an interest in this period of Scottish Art & some previous study of Art. The course material will comprehensively cover a cross section of the changes in Scottish Art from the mid to late 19th century considering the way they relate to each other as well as the wider artistic context.

Course description

This course will explore the significant developments in Scottish Art during the 20th Century, from the Scottish Colourists at the beginning of the Century through to later abstract explorations. These developments reflect the wider patterns being created within the Art of this period. Artists to be covered will include John Duncan Fergusson, Samuel John Peploe, Francis Cadell, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Peter Doig, Eduardo Paolozzi, Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, John Bellany, Joan Eardley, Jack Vettriano. Prepare to be visually enthralled by the experimental approach of these artists as they made their mark on the world of Art & contributed to visual innovation and change. Follow the creative trail which unfolded in Scottish Art during the 20th century, a period which embodied enormous change inextricably linked to the enormity of social and cultural change which was unfolding at this time. Learners will analyse and discuss paintings by these artists, making comparisons and contrasts, as well as achieving an understanding of how the artists fit into the wider artistic context. Prepare to be visually enthralled by the experimental approach of these artists as they made their mark on the world of Art & contributed to visual innovation and transformation. Fully illustrated with discussion integral to the sessions.

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