- Saturday 8 October 2022
- 11 am
- Blairgowrie Community Campus PH10 6UZ
- Alice Strang
The Story of Scottish Art is a page-turning narrative full of scandals and rebellions, seismic historical events and personal tragedies that inspired or destroyed artists. It is the epic story of how 5000 years of creativity defined a nation – from the earliest Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow’s fame as a contemporary centre of artistic innovation.
Artist and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie brings these stories to life, offering his perspective as a contemporary Scottish painter with a deep personal connection to Scotland’s artistic heritage. He passionately narrates the triumphs and struggles of artists across the millennia. He reveals how successive generations of craftspeople, painters and sculptors recorded and influenced the events that have transformed Scottish society.
Goudie’s compelling text is beautifully illustrated with diverse artworks from both famous and less well-known artists, including sculpture, photography and architecture alongside a strong tradition of Scottish painting. The illustrations showcase the extraordinary artworks that make up Scotland’s proud and distinct tradition of creativity: Pictish cross slabs and Celtic metalwork; Renaissance palaces and chapels; the portraits of Allan Ramsay, Henry Raeburn and the Romantic landscapes of Horatio McCulloch; depictions of Scottish life across the centuries by David Wilkie, the Glasgow Boys and Joan Eardley; the innovations of architectural genius Charles Rennie Mackintosh and sculpture and collage by Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi.
In this engaging and personal account, Lachlan Goudie tells the story of how and why such masterpieces were created and their impact not just on Scotland but upon the world.
In the Chair with Lachlan is Alice Strang. Alice is a Senior Specialist in Modern & Contemporary Art with Lyon & Turnbull. After graduating in History of Art from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Alice joined Christie’s in London where she worked in the Modern & Impressionist, Contemporary and 20th Century Art departments respectively. This period was followed by a move to the National Galleries of Scotland, where she became a highly-regarded Senior Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art.
This event is sponsored by - Lyon & Turnbull
Operating since 1826, Lyon & Turnbull are one of the UK's premier fine art and antiques auctioneers. The company's galleries in London and Glasgow complement the historic Georgian headquarters and main saleroom in Edinburgh.
Hosting nearly 45 specialist auctions per year across the UK there is always something to see at Lyon & Turnbull: from jewellery and watches to fine furniture; traditional British and European art to Modern & Contemporary stars; European decorative arts and design to fine Asian art from China and Japan.
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