An afternoon with Jean Stokes & Elizabeth Wise

Lecture |

Monday 12 March 2012 - 14:30 until 16:00

Jean Stokes and Elizabeth Wise will be giving lectures highlighting some of the artists whose work we will be able to enjoy in Glasgow, in anticipation of the Art Fund organised tour this coming May.

JeanStokes will be focussing on the achievements of Makintosh within the concept of Victorian and European design and architecture of the period. Charles Rennie Mackintosh had attended evening classes in art at the Glasgow School of Art. It was at these classes that he first met his future wife Margaret MacDonald.

Elizabeth Wise will be discussing the Glasgow Boys and touch upon later colourists. The Glasgow Boys consisted of several men, most of whom were trained in, or had strong ties to the city of Glasgow. These men were brought together by a passion for realism and naturalism and this showed through in the pieces they produced. Along with this passion for naturalism, they shared a marked distaste for the Edinburgh oriented Scottish art establishment, which they viewed as oppressive. Driven and motivated by these ideals they embraced change, created masterpieces, and became Scottish icons in the process.

Venue information

Opening times

Mon, Wed – Sun, 10am –​ 6pm
Tue,10.30am –​ 6pm

Entry details

Tickets £15

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