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‘In the 1890s he made several watercolours of haunting beauty which developed the vocabulary of his design work, fusing elegant botanical forms and mystical figures into subtle, painted patterns. But it is the landscape watercolours made in France in the last years of his life that are his most innovative and fascinating paintings.’

Towards the end of his life Charles Rennie Mackintosh gave up his principal career as an architect and moved to the south of France where he devoted himself to painting in watercolour. This book published by the National Galleries of Scotland explores his career as a landscape painter there, placing his work in the context of the modern movement. The paintings inside are vibrant and colourful, and here we share a few of them.

 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France
By Pamela Robertson
Published by The National Galleries of Scotland

 

Port Vendres, La Ville Glasgow Museums: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

 

The Lighthouse, Private collection, courtesy of The Fine Art Society, London

 

The Rock, Private collection

 

Fetges, Tate: Presented by Walter W. Blackie 1929

 

Mixed Flowers, Mont Louis The British Museum, London

 

Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France by Pamela Robertson is published by The National Galleries of Scotland, priced £17.95

 

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