A New Era Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950

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Alice Strang

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9781911054160
Paperback
National Galleries of Scotland
Territory: World
Size: 265 mm x 245 mm
Pages: 120
Illustrations: 90 colour

RRP £19.95

  • This book accompanies an exhibition to be held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh from 2 December 2017 to 10 June 2018

Revealing an alternative story of modern Scottish art, A New Era examines the most experimental work of Scottish artists during the first half of the 20th century. It challenges the accepted view of the dominance of the Scottish Colourists and uncovers the hitherto little-known progressive Scottish art world.

Through these works, we can see the commitment of Scottish artists to the progress of art through their engagement and interpretation of the great movements of European modern art, from Fauvism and Expressionism, to Cubism, Art Deco, abstraction and Surrealism, among others.

Looking at the most advanced work of high-profile artists such as William Gillies and Stanley Cursiter, and lesser-known talents, like Tom Pow and Edwin G. Lucas, A New Era takes its name from the group established in Edinburgh in 1939 to show surreal and abstract work by its members.

An exhibition is to be held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh from 2 December 2017 to 10 June 2018.

Alice Strang is a Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

What the press have said about this book...

A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950 was featured in The Guardian “A fascinating insight into an unsung chapter of art history”

A New Era was also featured in The Telegraph “An edgier and more comprehensive view highlighting Scotland’s contribution to great modern art movements, from fauvism to surrealism”.