Art | Cadell and Peploe at the Scottish Gallery
From 3 September
Francis Cadell and Samuel Peploe were part of a group of artists in the early 20th century known as the Scottish Colourists who took inspiration from Continental movements such as the Post-Impressionists and the Fauvists, and were noted for their bold and vibrant use of colour. Both men worked from Edinburgh studios but spent much of their time on the ancient island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland. Both Cadell and Peploe made an annual pilgrimage to Iona to paint and draw, attracted by the mystical past of the island, the pagan and early Christian remains and the abbey at which the early kings of Scotland were buried. The light on Iona constantly changed throughout the day as rain and brightness came suddenly off the sea providing an infinite number of challenges to the artists. This exhibition focuses on their works inspired by the Iona landscape.
Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, +44 0131 558 1200