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Talk, Thu 13 Sep 2018, free entry



01733 767539


Fleet Way,
Old Fletton,

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Topic – The Glasgow Boys & Girls, the Scottish Colourists and the French Connection

This lecture, by Harry Fletcher, covers the rise of artistic colonies in the 1880s and 1890s. The paintings of one such colony, the Glasgow Boys, became the toast of Europe. By 1990, most of them had left Glasgow, achieving fame and fortune in London and elsewhere.
The Glasgow Girls were their contemporaries and painter Bessie MacNicol and designers Margaret and Frances Macdonald, influenced the development of the Glasgow Style and achieved international recognition, contributing to the development of the modern movement.
The Scottish Colourists had direct contact with French Post-Impressionism, particularly Matisse and the Fauves. As a result, their paintings are considered the some of the most progressive in British art of the early 20th century.
Originally, Harry was Head of Art & Design in a comprehensive school and an ‘A’ level examiner in the History of Art. He tutored three courses for the Open University - these were "The History of Art from 1850 to the present day", for which he was an examiner, "Design" and "Art & the Environment". In addition, he is a working artist and has had work selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

For over 10 years, he has hosted Saga art appreciation holidays around the UK and across Europe, and he organises visits to Glasgow for NADFAS societies, so that members can experience some of the finest art and design in Europe.

• Would you like to learn more about paintings and painters, china, design, architecture, pottery and bronzes?

• Are you free once a month at 10.45am on a Thursday for an hour?
(coffee from 10.15am)

Then please join us – to hear these informative and amusing talks at:
Fleet Community Hall
Old Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DL

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 13 Sep 2018 10:45


Free entry


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