Poultry Yard, Gartcosh 1906
  • Scottish Art

This painting is among Pringle's largest works. It was painted during the year he lived in the country, to the east of Glasgow. His technique of painting in small brushstrokes is indebted to the French Neo-impressionists. Pringle would probably have seen paintings by followers of the group on exhibition in Glasgow. His training as an optician and familiarity with painstaking, detailed work may have influenced his preference for painting in a detailed manner; his rendering of the wire in this painting is a perfect example of this. The artist's delicate touch and fresh handling of paint are evident in this painting.

Glossary Open

Neo-impressionism

An offshoot of Impressionism in which light effects were subject to a greater methodical analysis and paintings were composed with greater formality. Artists associated with this movement include Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Camille Pissarro

Neo-impressionism

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 37
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 63.70 x 76.40 cm
  • Credit Presented by Mr James Meldrum 1948