Tulips - The Blue Jug
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Tulips - The Blue Jug about 1919

On Display Modern Two

  • Scottish Art
After about 1910 Peploe turned away from portraiture and figure painting in favour of still-lifes and landscapes. By 1920 he had abandoned the impressionistic brushwork of his early years for a much tighter handling, which owes much to Cézanne. At the same time he brought an almost geometric structure to his compositions and introduced bright, acid colours. He generally painted the same motifs - flowers, fruit, fans and crockery - arranged in different combinations.

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Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Impressionism

An influential style of painting that originated in France in the 1870s with artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Alfred Sisley. They were interested in capturing the changing effects of light, frequently exploring this through landscape scenes painted in the open air.

Motif

A distinctive element in a work of art or design.

Scottish Colourists

A group of Scottish painters comprising S.J. Peploe, F.C.B. Cadell, Leslie Hunter and J.D. Fergusson who were active in the early 20th century. They all spent time in France and were influenced by French artists' bold use of colour and free brushwork.

Composition, Impressionism, Motif, Scottish Colourists

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 29
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 51.00 x 61.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1941