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The Glasgow Style, The Glasgow School and the Mackintoshes

September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Glasgow School of Art was the cradle of the Glasgow Style, where students like Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald met….

Margaret MacDonald :’The May Queen’ 1900

In this talk, Prof. Maria Chester will explore step by step how the Glasgow Style was born in the fabulous ( now burned down) Glasgow School of Art & Architecture, directed by the incredible Francis Newbery, a man ahead of his time. It will be an exciting journey back to the end of the19th century in Glasgow. Margaret and Frances MacDonald were students at the School during the daytime while Rennie Mackintosh and Herbert MacNair – both working as architects during the day – attended evening classes there. They started to show their work together and with other young students called themselves “The Immortals”. Maria will explain the heavy influence of Art Nouveau, Symbolism and Secessionism in the style of the Mackintoshes. Their work became extremely influential and collectible later in the 20th century, but in their lifetimes these artists had to endure extremely difficult situations and died in poverty.

BEA in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts has prepared a series of lectures, tours and art workshops planned to support ‘The Glasgow Boys and Girls’ exhibition
at the Granary Gallery, Berwick, which we now hope will open in September 2020.

Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will receive a confirmatory email from Eventbrite, including a link to the Zoom invitation. If you can’t find the invitation, please email berwickea@gmail.com.

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September 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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