Saturday, 18 September 2010

To Pastures New

An exhibition of paintings by the Glasgow Boys has broken the box office record of Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery set in 1948 (title link for video). 105,000 people visited the exhibition. The good news for Londoners is that 90 of the 150 paintings in this popular exhibition will be coming to the Royal Academy of Arts on 30 October: Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880 – 1900 (CLICK). The exhibition will run until 23 January 2011. The above oil painting by Sir James Guthrie LLD is To Pastures New (1883) which shows the style of French Realism these young Scottish artists chose to espouse. It is often wrongly referred to as The Goose Girl, a German fairy tale that has given rise to many paintings and illustrations. (Pauline McLean gets it wrong.)


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