So, Mom and I also went to quite a few galleries while we were in Scotland. Now, I have to say, being around so much art was, for me, a definite highlight of the trip. All the galleries were fabulous, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. They had a Salvador Dali, and he’s one of my favourite artists for sure. It was awesome to see one of his paintings in person.
All the major galleries in Scotland were free too, just like the museums and I just love that the Scots make all their fabulous art accessible to everyone. What a fabulous gift to their people. I wish we could have spent more time, maybe long enough to sit and sketch for an hour or two, but we were on a pretty tight schedule. So, I took a ton of pics and I’m working on filling out my sketch books now that I’m home. I’ll have a post of the sketch books later too. There may even be a stained glass or Celtic cross inspired show in my future, who knows!
Anyway, here are the pics. Just like the last post, this one is full of pictures. Enjoy!
Our first gallery we went to was the Scottish National Gallery. It was awesome! They had a DaVinci and we had the best lunch there.
The next gallery we went to was the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. There was some stuff we were’t allowed to take photos of, but here are a few that I liked a lot.
GoMA was great, but both Mom and I like art that’s a little older. It was nice to see what artists were up to in Glasgow, though.
The next gallery was The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum again. This time, I’ll show you the art side. There was so much to see, so I may have overloaded this post, because I loved it all!
The Kelvingrove also had a really great exhibit on what I always called Art Nouveau. In Scotland, it’s called the Macintosh and Glasgow Style. I don’t know which came first or if one was inspired by the other, or maybe both styles happened simultaneously. Whatever way this style came about, and whatever it’s called, I’ve always loved it! Art Nouveau is very nature inspired and it showed here in this exhibit too. My favourite, of course, was the butterfly display.
And last, we did the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on our last day. It was a lovely place, and it was amazing to see what these artists accomplished. It was also a glimpse into what women were wearing during different times in history.
And that’s it! I took so many more pictures, but I’m sure you’re all pictured out. Next post will not involve museums or art galleries, I promise! There will be art inspired by Scotland, maybe…or how about some knitting? I did a lot of that on the trip too!