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20 February 2019Mackintosh and The Glasgow Four, combined with Gustav Klimt
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Mackintosh and The Glasgow Four, combined with Gustav Klimt Anne Anderson Wednesday 20 February 2019

During the 1880s the city of Glasgow emerged as a major cultural centre rivalling the nation's capital, Edinburgh.  New money and a determination to collect modern art provided great opportunities for a generation of up and coming artists.  The Glasgow boys paved the way for the Glasgow style of the 1890s, an amalgamation of Art Nouveau with the Celtic revival.

In 1900 their influence in Europe was profound, forging a new design ethos in Vienna.  The sensuous lines of Art Nouveau were renounced in favour of clean geometric forms: the square, the circle, the triangle and above all the cube.  This design ethos is now seen as the origin of European Modernism.

£32 (includes coffee and a light lunch)