Living Paintings

Works of Art from the Burrell Collection

Suitable for: Adults

This collection visits Glasgow to explore some of the delights of the Burrell Collection. The ten works featured include paintings by 19th century masters Degas and Cezanne, as well as wonderful examples of tapestry and stained glass to show the full range of works in this important collection.

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By the mid-nineteenth century, seaside resorts such as Trouville were becoming increasingly popular, with many people who wished to escape from the hustle and bustle of the large claustrophobic cities. The casual stroll along the beach of the Empress and her entourage on a bright blustery sunny morning is typical of this freedom. One can almost smell and feel the stiff sea breeze where everything flutters vibrantly under the changing skies, beside the waters of the channel. We must try to imagine the artist, Eugene Boudin, sitting unobtrusively on his little folding stool in a secluded spot in front of his easel and quickly jotting down this fleeting event with rapid dots of coloured pigment; it was these informal scenes and seascapes which earned Boudin his recognition at the Salon in 1863 as a highly skilled out-of-doors, or, as the French say 'en plein air', artist.

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

Virgin and child by Giovanni Bellini
The Annunciation by “The Master of the Prado Annunciation”
The Empress Eugenie on the Beach at Trouville by Eugene Boudin
Duranty by Edgar Degas
Le Chateau de Medan by Paul Cezanne
Girl on a Bicyle by Joseph Crawhall
Arms of Miro Tapestry
Peasants Hunting Rabbits with Ferrets Tapestry with detail
Prophet Jeremiah Stained Glass Panel
Rebus Abbot Islip of Westminster Glass Panel

What our members say

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Enjoyed it very much I find the commentaries so valuable as I can imagine whatever is described even when I am in trouble with the thermoform. In this collection I found the tapestries and stained glass especially interesting. Library Member
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