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Gaudi & Mackintosh

The author reveals comparisons in the work of Gaudi & Mackintosh.

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Secret Symbols & Hidden Meanings

Extract from the spring 2003 edition of the Society Journal

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Gesso

An in-depth article about Gesso

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The Glasgow Art Club

A reprint from the Society Journal about Mackintosh, Keppie and the Glasgow Art Club

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Preserving the Vienna Panels for Posterity

The medium of the gesso panels of Margaret Macdonald and Charles Mackintosh startle us by their genius because the medium is capable of such detail and depth of image. Its third dimension has proved impossible to capture by two-dimensional photography until now.

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Mackintosh online Collection at the Hunterian Art Gallery

The Online Catalogue of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh held in the University of Glasgow's Hunterian Art Gallery

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Mackintosh Northern Italian Sketchbook

Follow the link below to explore Northern Italy through the eyes of the celebrated Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) during his sketching tour of the Continent in 1891

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The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections

Follow the link below to explore The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections.

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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau came into being in 1893 when Victor Horta introduced iron and casting into the homes of the bourgeoisie in Brussels. These industrial materials enabled him to breathe space into home interiors, allowing air and light to circulate. By choosing to decorate with abstract curves he was able to express the malleable nature of metal, whose varied composition provided the decorative theme of mural paintings and mosaics. He thus created a teeming universe where lines expressed vitality, the power of plant growth.

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