Edinburgh (from Salisbury Crags)
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Edinburgh (from Salisbury Crags) about 1927
  • Scottish Art
This is one of a number of paintings by Crozier which show views of Edinburgh. The work shows strong affinities with Cubism, in the way the buildings are reduced to simple cubic blocks. The use of light, with the sunlit fronts of the buildings contrasting with the deeply-shaded sides, is influenced by the strong sunlight found in Italy, where the artist had travelled several years previously on a travelling scholarship. During this same trip, Crozier had also studied with the painter André Lhote in Paris, who taught him how to break down a subject geometrically, as in this painting.

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Cubism

A style of painting originated by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the first two decades of the 20th century. Instead of painting a figure or object from a fixed position they represented it from multiple viewpoints.

Cubism

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  • Acc. No. GMA 7
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 71.10 x 91.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1942