Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s.

Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

About Lecture: Charles Hodge Mackie and the Celtic Revival in Scotland and France

This lecture explores the influence of both Scottish and French art on Charles Mackie through a consideration of the work he produced in the 1890s. Mackie was inspired by the ideas of fellow artist and Celtic Revivalist John Duncan, as well as the activities of the publisher and visionary Patrick Geddes. He participated in the avant-garde journal the Evergreen, published in 1895-6, producing distinctive ‘Tree of Life’ designs for the covers. Around the same date, however, he was also exposed to the art theories of Paul Sérusier, himself an ardent revivalist, based at Huelgoat in Brittany. As this talk will show, both Duncan and Sérusier not only introduced Mackie to a new way of painting but shared with him their mutual passion for Celtic myth and other more esoteric sources of inspiration.

Frances Fowle is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Art at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland. She has published widely on French and Scottish art, including several articles on Charles Mackie, John Duncan and the Celtic Revival.

Free, but booking is essential

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