This exhibition follows the international development of Art Nouveau, and features work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and other Glasgow Style designers
Art Nouveau exhibition featuring a number of artefacts from Glasgow Style designers and architects, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Conceived by the Catalan art historian Teresa-M. Sala, The Nature of Art Nouveau is an exhibition commissioned by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in collaboration with the Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow.
The Lighthouse Gallery, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Opened on 17 October and running until Christmas Eve, 10.30am – 5pm (12.30pm – 5pm Sundays). Entry is free
From an architectural perspective, this exhibition has a pleasing circularity. The Lighthouse building was the first public commission completed by Mackintosh, who is considered a leading light in the UK Art Nouveau movement. The exhibition opened during ‘Mackintosh month’, a range of talks and events taking place around the city.
Manager of The Lighthouse Ian Elder says: ‘Art Nouveau in Glasgow, known as Glasgow Style, [was] adopted in the context of a major industrial metropolis. Glasgow in the 1890s was a financially rich city but one that had many social problems.’
The exhibition looks at how this international movement developed and spread in the 19th century, galvanising nature, science and art in pursuit of revolution and modernity.