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The 1920s was a period of contrasts: high spirits and sombre reflection, decadent excess and hard realities. One hundred years since the dawn of the 1920s, the City Art Centre staged an  exhibition in 2020/21 that explored the events, ideas and styles that shaped Scottish art during this fascinating decade. This lecture provides an introduction to the exhibition if you missed it, investigating a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and placing them within the context of their times.

Dr Helen Scott is curator of fine art at the City Art Centre.

This lecture will now be run online on Microsoft Teams; booking is essential as attendees will be sent joining instructions a day or so beforehand. If you do not hear from us an hour or so before, please check your junk or spam folder. If joining us on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) you will need to install Teams onto your device beforehand, and also Microsoft Powerpoint if your device is older so that you can view any slides. The apps can be downloaded free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

 

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s