Charles Rennie Mackintosh absorbed arts and crafts ideas but went beyond them. He never thought that everything should be made by hand or that art was a moral crusade, and however much his buildings resonate with Scottish precedent, they anticipate modernism in their bold abstract shapes.
We face the prospect of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece being demolished because the fire damage was so great, and of it existing only in drawings and memory. Perhaps it can be rebuilt to Mackintosh's plan, but the value of reproducing everything exactly as designed in 1897 is doubtful, and it seemed to me that some … Continue reading GLASGOW ART SCHOOL (2)
Spring was a period of experiment and development for me as I worked on a range of new shapes and glazes which I have designed with the modern home in mind. Now I have lots of shows planned for the summer and autumn where my new work will be on display. 6 – 8 July … Continue reading SUMMER SHOWS
I caught the postgraduate degree show just before it closed on Saturday and I've picked out a few artists that I liked. My selection doesn't pretend to be representative and it's influenced by the ideas I formed on the open day last year, where I saw more easel painters than I expected. There weren't so … Continue reading SLADE POSTGRADUATE SHOW, 2018
The scaffolding on the Glasgow School of Art indicated that it would be improved beyond its condition when fire struck in 2014. Now another fire has undone the painstaking restoration of the last three years.
CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH. His exhibits with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society may not have been well received by other members.
Glasgow is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and we went to see the Hunterian Gallery's reconstruction of the house he designed for himself at Southpark Avenue, the exhibition at the Kelvingrove Museum about the Glasgow Style, and The Hill House, his most important domestic project, made for the publisher … Continue reading CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH