"Every object which you pass from your hand must carry an outspoken mark of individuality, beauty and most exact execution." Charles Rennie Mackintosh
|Charles Rennie Mackintosh|
|Kelvingrove Art Gallery: Daily Record|
The Glasgow Style draws on an eclectic mix of influences. It incorporates classical Greek elements which were the hallmark of a slightly earlier Glasgow architect, Alexander 'Greek' Thompson. Like much late nineteenth century art there is also a discernible love affair with Japan as that country's Meiji restoration period increasingly opened it up to the West. There is Celtic imagery, particularly round lettering but the strongest element which can be seen across all the different media the artists worked in was a twist on Gothic Revival.
|House for An Art Lover|
|Anne Macbeth Sleeping Beauty Embroidered Panel|
|The May Queen - Margaret MacDonald|
|The Glasgow School of Art|