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Landscape at Cassis 1924

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In the summer of 1924 Peploe’s work was exhibited in Paris along with paintings by the other Scottish Colourists. Whilst in France Peploe also travelled to Cassis with the artist FCB Cadell, and it was during this trip that this work was painted. Peploe’s use of rich, bright colours suggests the baking heat and strong sunlight of the South of France. The composition echoes the work of Cézanne. The elements of the painting are meshed together like a tapestry using short, even brushstrokes. The balance of colours and repetition of the spiky, succulent plants is used to great decorative effect. Peploe was so enamoured with Cassis that he returned on a painting trip four years later.

Glossary Open


The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

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, Scottish Colourists


  • Acc. No. GMA 866
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 55.40 x 45.70 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Mr Gordon Binnie 1963