About this artwork

Although best known as an architect and designer, Mackintosh also produced a large number of drawings and watercolours. He spent the last four years of his life living with his wife in the South of France, where he devoted himself to painting the local landscape and scenery. This watercolour, painted during this period shows the Fort Mailly on the outskirts of Port Vendres, where the Mackintoshes lived during their stay. The rock formations, hills and cuttings surrounding the fort create a dynamic mass around it, contrasting its rigid, low-slung structure.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh