The City of Glasgow - Books - Living Paintings

Living Paintings

The City of Glasgow

Suitable for: Adults

Sponsored by: The Robertson Trust

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Glasgow is a vibrant, generous city full of creative energy and a great place for artists. This collection is packed with the bustle of city life, many stories from its history, and adventures into wild Scotland. Plus a few big hitters in European painting and sculpture. A great variety box of delights.

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The lady is a young Spanish beauty, enveloped in a luxurious fur stole. Her portrait is a half-length one; her body is slightly inclined towards the left-hand side of the picture and her head is very slightly turned to the left. She looks towards the viewer with a pair of strikingly large, black and lively eyes. Round her head she wears a silk headscarf which also wraps around her throat and covers the upper part of her chest. Her fur covers the rest of her body apart from her hand which appears from between the stole where the two sides of it meet; and seems to be caressing the soft fur. Round her wrist is a deep, lace cuff, reddish brown in colour. On her fourth finger is a ring with an amber stone. Her figure is posed before a brown background, so dark that it is almost black. The colours El Greco has used are a symphony of creamy white, beige, umber and dark, dark brown. This enhances the rosy red of her lips and the flush of pink on her cheeks.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum by John Simpson & EJ Milner Allen
The Otter and the Sea Trout
Loch Lomond by Horatio McCulloch
Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 2 Portrait of Thomas Carlyle by James McNeill Whister
Old Willie The Village Worthy by Sir James Guthrie
Chair for the Rose Boudoir and detail by Charles Rennie MacKintosh
Fritillaria by Charles Rennie MacKintosh
The Scullery Maid by Jean Simeon Chardin
Royan by John Duncan Fergusson
Lady in a Fur Wrap by El Greco
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin
Glasgow View Featuring the Armadillo by Sir Norman Foster (Architect)

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