Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection at Graves Gallery

Katie Evans, Exhibitions Editor
Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists
Image © The Fleming Collection.

Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection at Graves Gallery, City Centre 14 July — 9 December 2023 Entrance is free — Visit now

Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists traces the development of the painters Margaret Morris, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter, and Samuel John Peploe. Together, they’re recognised as one of the most talented and experimental groups in twentieth-century British art.

Having each travelled to avant-garde France, they drew inspiration from Impressionism’s groundbreaking ability to capture light, and the Fauves’ unrivalled mastery of colour. 

The works on display in Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists are a masterclass in impactful economy – faces and landscapes are brought to life with the slightest of brushstrokes, and still life scenes are brilliantly vivid, with cutting-edge use of pure colour and line. 

Keep an eye out for a rare painting on display by Margaret Morris, an accomplished but often overlooked artist better known as Fergusson’s partner, but with an interesting story of her own.

Graves Gallery has brought together paintings, sculpture and works on paper from the Fleming Collection in this display of beautiful and culturally significant painting. 

Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection at Graves Gallery, City Centre 14 July — 9 December 2023 Entrance is free Visit now

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