Landscape with Huntsmen
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Landscape with Huntsmen 1953

On Display Modern One

  • Scottish Art
Philipson’s work of the late 1940s and early 1950s was much indebted to the expressionistic style of Oskar Kokoschka. Kokoschka’s painting ‘Zrání’ had been acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland in 1942 and it had a profound impact on the young Philipson. The wild brushstrokes and vivid colours of ‘Landscape with Huntsmen’ also show the influence of the ‘Edinburgh School’ of painters (known for their love of the physical texture of paint and use of rich colour), whom Philipson knew from his time studying at Edinburgh College of Art. The painting’s reverse features an unfinished work by Philipson’s wife Brenda Mark, whom he married in 1949.

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A style that made an impact in the arts in the 1920s, particularly in Germany. Expressionists deliberately abandoned realistic representation techniques in favour of exaggerations and distortions of line and colour that were intended to carry far greater emotional impact.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4496 A
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 73.50 x 92.20 cm
  • Credit Dr Angus Gibson Gift, 2002