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Modern Scottish Women: The Female Gaze

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'Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965' is a revelatory exhibition of work by Scottish women artists at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Concentrating on painters and sculptors, it covers the period from 1885, when Fra Newbery became Director of Glasgow School of Art, until 1965, the year of Anne Redpath’s death. In the 19th and early 20th centuries certain artistic disciplines, like sculpture, were regarded as unfeminine. Similarly, certain types of art were considered to be more appropriate for women: in 1860, French art critic, Léon Lagrange wrote of female artists: 'Let women occupy themselves with those kinds of art they have always preferred… the paintings of flowers’ for example. However, have things have moved on for female artists today? In this film contemporary artists Julie Roberts, Graham Fagen, and arts journalist Jan Patience were invited to discuss whether an artist’s gender affects the work they create or the subject matter they choose. Read more about the exhibition: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/on-now-coming-soon/modern-scottish-women