Four Perspectives on Scottish Art

Four Lectures Exploring Scottish Art from 1745 to 2010

The first lecture will focus on Edinburgh and the building of the New Town. It will explore the work of the portraitist Allan Ramsay in the context of other members of the Scottish Enlightenment such as David Hume, James Watt and Adam Smith. The second lecture will look at the romantic portrayal of the Highlands as an anachronistic culture after the creation of the railways and the novels of Sir Walter Scott.

The third lecture will concentrate on Glasgow and Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Boys. The final lecture will describe the work of twentieth century artists from the Scottish colourists to Joan Eardley and from Ian Hamilton Finlay to Stephen Campbell.

The talks have been designed for groups intending to visit particular cities and will be uopdated to include a fifth lecture about the decorative arts in Scotland after the opening of the V&A Museum in Dundee.