F.C.B. Cadell, J.D. Ferguson, G.L. Hunter and S.J. Peploe are now amongst the most admired of early twentieth century British artists. Their direct contact with French Post-Impressionism and their early knowledge of the work of Matisse and the Fauves, enc
The Scottish Colourists are now acclaimed worldwide as a group of painters of exceptional originality. The strong, emotive colours, fluent brushwork and keen sense of pattern marked their paintings as different. Billcliffe reassesses their work.
The second Catrin Sayer mystery. A retired clergyman collapses in the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, right in front of the painting by Salvador Dali called ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’. It is thought to be a heart attack until the angina medication he took at the onset of the attack was discovered to be a placebo; it was totally ineffective. Meanwhile, a drug 'baron' in Glasgow searches out the services of a friend of his late father, a man with prior convictions for art forgery; he has a job for him. Detective Constable Catrin Sayer is now nearly a year into her assignment with the Art Crime Unit at New Scotland Yard. The journey north to Glasgow on a new case is tied to both the death of the clergyman and a rumour of theft or fraud associated with paintings by a group of artists known as ‘The Scottish Colourists’.
Inspired by the works of French Post-Impressionist and Fauvist artists, the Scottish Colourists (Samuel Peploe, J.D. Fergusson, Leslie Hunter and F.C.B. Cadell) introduced 1920s Britain to a whole new style of painting. With over 80 images and a broad introduction, this is a fine addition to Flame Tree's ever-increasing Masterpieces of Art series.
Originally published in 1988, F.C.B. Cadell: The Life and Works of a Scottish Colourist 1883-1937 was the the first book devoted entirely to the life of the remarkable artist F.C.B. Cadell. Now fully revised, this expanded edition includes an essay by Duncan Macmillan which complements the first-class biographical details presented in Tom Hewlett's original text.