Scottish Art (World of Art)

Murdo Macdonald, Graham Fagen (Subject)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


What makes Scottish art Scottish? In this now classic book, Murdo Macdonald explores the distinctive characteristics of Scottish art over the centuries – such as the heritage of Celtic design with its emphasis on intricate pattern; the importance of the landscape, particularly the Highlands and the sea; and a close connection with France. He ranges from the earliest surviving art – Neolithic standing stones – through the art of the Picts and Gaels, and the tumultuous centuries of the Reformation, to the great flowering of Scottish art in the Enlightenment. The final chapters focus closely on art produced since 1900, with succinct and revealing analyses of the Scottish Colourists and the major figures of contemporary art in all media.

Featuring The Slave's Lament by Graham Fagen, pages 216; 174.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThames and Hudson
Number of pages264
ISBN (Electronic)0500204527
ISBN (Print)9780500204528
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Publication series

NameWorld of Art
PublisherThames & Hudson Ltd


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  • The Slave's Lament

    Fagen, G., 2019, University of Dundee.

    Research output: Other contributionMulti-Component Output (MCO)peer-review

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