This display is about a group of Scottish artists who revolutionised Scottish painting from 1880 until about 1895.
They rebelled against traditional Victorian sentimentality. And they painted everyday subjects in a fresh new way, often capturing their subject by painting out of doors.
Most of them studied abroad, were influenced by what they saw and became internationally acclaimed.
Their young rebellious phase only lasted 15 years, and many of them went on to become traditional society painters.
Paintings by all the key figures in the group are in the display, including:
- Old Willie by James Guthrie
- The 1888 Glasgow International Exhibition by John Lavery, and
- The Druids – bringing in the mistletoe by George Henry and E A Hornel.
Other artists who were associated with the group but who are not so well known are on display for the first time. Including works by John Lawson and Alexander Mann.