- Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
- Size 265 x 245
Impressionism & Scotland
Frances Fowle, with essays by Vivien Hamilton and Jennifer Melville
At the end of the nineteenth century the term 'Impressionism' was applied to artists as diverse as Camille Corot, James McNeill Whistler and the Glasgow Boys, as well as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and their contemporaries.
This book is the first to explore the Scottish response to Impressionism, both in terms of taste and artistic practice. Scotland, at that time, was one of the most powerful countries in the world and home to a group of wealthy industrialists and mercantile collectors. They had the means to acquire works by Scottish artists, as well as developing a taste for modern European art.
In a series of essays, a variety of themes are discussed, such as modern-life imagery in the work of the Glasgow Boys; the taste for Whistler and his importance for Scottish art; William Burrell's collection of Impressionist pictures; and the impact of French art on the Scottish Colourists.
160pp | Paperback | 178 illustrations