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Hell's Glen
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Hell's Glen 1928

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Hell’s Glen can be found on the way to Lochgoilhead, a small village on the Cowal Peninsula in the west coast of Scotland. The rocks to the left of the bridge are known locally as ‘Moses Well’. The flat planes of colour and curving lines of this woodcut are influenced by Art Deco designs and Japanese prints. The hills in the foreground appear to be dappled with sunlight, which contrasts with the forbidding dark mountain and heavy grey clouds overhead, which give the image an ominous feeling.

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Art Deco

Taking its name from the major exhibition of decorative arts held in Paris in 1925, Art Deco was a design style that epitomised the 1920s and 1930s. It was characterised by geometric or stylised shapes and bright colours.


An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.


A print made from an image carved into a block of wood cut along the grain. Blank areas are cut away leaving an image in relief from which a print is made.

Art Deco, Print, Woodcut


  • Acc. No. GMA 199
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper (16/20)
  • Size 25.20 x 29.80 cm (paper 28.00 x 32.10 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949