Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

A small group of SI Crosby recently visited the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Exhibition in Liverpool.  The Walker Art Gallery is holding a major exhibition, exploring the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and his contemporaries, presenting many objects which have never before been displayed outside of Scotland. The Walker will be the only English gallery to host the exhibition

They were chauffeured into Liverpool in great luxury thanks to John Daly and they all found the exhibition interesting and enlightening. There was lots to see and lots to read, followed by a good chat over a leisurely lunch in the Walker Café. A great way to spend the morning.

The exhibition, runs from 15 March to 26 August 2019. The exhibition takes place during what would have been Mackintosh’s 150th year (b. 7 June 1868) and features more than 250 objects, ranging from ceramics and embroidery to stained glass, metalwork and architectural drawings.

 

The Glasgow Style, a distinctive variant of Art Nouveau, grew out of the technical studios of the Glasgow School of Art and the radically original work of a group of brilliant young designers. They embraced the freedoms offered by the Aesthetic Movement and educational reform.