Loch Duich
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Loch Duich 1934
  • Scottish Art
Loch Duich is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. Cheyne has represented it using broad, flat planes of colour and curving lines which show the influence of Art Deco designs and Japanese prints. In adopting a high viewpoint Cheyne emphasises the spectacular mountains against the flat, still surface of the loch. The unusually patterned sky, which almost resembles waves, could represent snow covered hills. In woodcuts such as this each colour is printed separately, layered one on top of the other.

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Art Deco

Taking its name from the major exhibition of decorative arts held in Paris in 1925, Art Deco was a design style that epitomised the 1920s and 1930s. It was characterised by geometric or stylised shapes and bright colours.


A print made from an image carved into a block of wood cut along the grain. Blank areas are cut away leaving an image in relief from which a print is made.

Art Deco, Woodcut


  • Acc. No. GMA 200
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 27.50 x 32.90 cm (paper 31.10 x 35.80 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949