The Picture Promenade is a display of over one hundred paintings, and provides a visual feast.
The paintings are hung on the walls of the corridors above the east (Expression) and west (Life) courts.
They are hung at an accessible level so they can be more fully appreciated by all visitors.
Selections of up to nine pictures are grouped in user-friendly themes on the corridor walls in the bays between the columns.
The choices include ‘must see’ pictures that have not been included in existing stories. And others we know are popular with visitors.
The bays in the east corridors follow the art historical arrangement of the surrounding galleries. They feature:
- Old Masters
- French Painters
- Glasgow Boys, and
- Scottish Colourists.
The bays in the west corridors are of more general appeal, and in some cases are linked to displays nearby.
- Views of Scotland and of Glasgow
- World War II
- Female Elegance
- Artists’ Self Portraits, and
A number of single spaces are set aside for the display of important large pictures. Included are Alison Watt’s Marat and the Fishes and Stephen Conroy’s Self Portrait 1.
These are in dramatic sites at corridor ends or facing staircases which create striking vistas.
They also help as markers to help people navigate around the building, as well as brighten up their visit.