Colour Stories of the Glasgow Style, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

rennie mackintosh

21st September,2023 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG

The colour palette people now most associate with the Glasgow Style – the UK’s only stylistic response to Art Nouveau – is one of delicate pastels of pink, green and mauve, all favoured at its zenith in the early 1900s. However, the colours favoured by each designer associated with the Style evolved alongside their personal stylistic development and visual and intellectual explorations. Colours could be picked for symbolic reference, to create specific effects, emotional responses, or even for political messaging. Applied colour would often take the form of material inlays providing punctuation points of saturated intensity, texture or sheen.

Join Alison Brown, Curator of European Decorative Art 1800 to present on a tour of the Mackintosh and Glasgow Style collections and learn about the artistic movement’s journey in colour from the early dark, acid-toned palettes of the mid-1890s to the lighter, brighter, vibrant tones of the 1910s and early 1920s.

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