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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

photo taken by Tom Nisbet






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Visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery

In April members from the Edinburgh group travelled west to Glasgow, to visit the world famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where there is a vast collection of artefacts by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Amongst the most interesting were decorative panels and fittings designed by Mackintosh and recovered from some old tearooms. Another amazing object was a gesso panel known as ‘The Wassail’. In yet another part of the museum was one of the earliest complete sets of body armour for both man and horse believed to have been made around 1550.

In complete contrast was a religious painting by Salvador Dali of ‘Christ on the Cross’ painted in 1951. There had been strong opposition to the original purchase but it has proved to be an enormous attraction in subsequent years, albeit having been twice attacked and restored.

Extract from piece by Lewis McKay



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Edinburgh Group – Lewis McKay - 01314 453598 -