Glasgow arts

To Glasgow for our anniversary, and a few spectacular discoveries. Apart from Glasgow itself – trendy, good restaurants, good architecture – we visited a couple of fantastic galleries.

The Burrell Collection, out in Pollok Country Park, was a real discovery. It’s a great little collection of paintings, sculpture and artefacts from 1st Dynasty Egypt through to a good little collection of Degas. It also has a good selection of Lucas Cranach the Elder.

At the Hunterian Art Gallery, by the University, we saw the reconstructed Mackintosh house, but best of all discovered the Scottish Colourists – the name for several artists including John Duncan Fergusson who, from their origins in Scotland, worked around Europe in the pre-WWII years. Amazing, rich colours and thick, tactile paint – very memorable. A book about them is linked in the sidebar.