Aberdeen Art Gallery

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery is the main visual arts exhibition space in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It was founded in 1884, in a building designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie.[1] In 1900 it received the art collection of Alexander Macdonald, a local granite merchant.[2]

The permanent collection including works by 18th-century British artists including Henry Raeburn, William Hogarth, Allan Ramsay and Joshua Reynolds, and 20th-century artists including Paul Nash and Francis Bacon,[1] the Post-Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists as well as applied arts and crafts.

The central hall is supported by granite columns in a variety of colours, derived from different quarries in the local area and far beyond.

At the western end of the building, with a room inside and a monument outside, is a major war memorial.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince. Frommer's Scotland. p. 282.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Hourihane, Colum. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume 2. p. 6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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