THE TWO ROBERTS: ROBERT COLQUHOUN AND ROBERT MACBRIDE │ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh → 24th May 2015

“Ɖs mêjr xibišn xplorz ɖ wrc v ɖ Scotiš ātists Robt McBrîd n Robt Chūn or Ɖ Tu Robts, az ɖe wr nôn. Frendz v Fransis Bêcn n Lūšn Frýd, ɖe tc ɖ Lundn ātwrld bî stwm in ɖ 1940z, wɖ sel-ât xibišnz v ɖer pêntñz, bt bî ɖ 1960z ɖer pzišn az tu v ɖ cuntri’z most seḷbretd ātists hd bn iclipst, n ɖs z ɖ frst mêjr retṛspectv dvotd t ɖer wrc.

Robt McBrîd wz born in Mêbol in Eršr in 1913, Chūn in Cilmāṇc in 1914. Fṛm pur, wrcñclas bacgrândz, ɖe met at Glazgo Scūl v Āt in 1933, n sn bcem luvrz. In 1941 ɖe muvd t Lundn ẇr ɖe bcem pāt v ɖ seḷbretd Sôho set ɖt includd ātists sč az Bêcn, Cīʈ Vōn n Jon Craxtn, n ɖ powts Diḷn Toṃs n Jwj Bācr. Chūn spešlîzd in figrpêntñ, McBrîd in stiļîf. Hād drncñ, voḷtîl n uncompṛmîzñ, ɖer lîvz wr az pašṇt n cmpelñ az ɖer āt.

The Two Roberts: Colquhoun and McBryde, 1937-8, by Ian Fleming. Oil on canvas, 102 x 127.2 cm. The Glasgow School of Art
The Two Roberts: Colquhoun and McBryde, 1937-8, by Ian Fleming. Oil on canvas, 102 x 127.2 cm. The Glasgow School of Art

Ɖ Lfevra Gaḷri on Bondstrīt held a strñ v sxesfl šoz v ɖer wrc; ɖ Myziym v Modn Āt in Ny Ywc n ɖ Têt aqîrd pêntñz. Bî 1950 ɖe wr amñ ɖ most fems ātists wrcñ in Britn. Bt az abstraẋn bcem ɖ dominnt fws in Yṛpiyn āt in ɖ lêt 1950z, n az ɖer drncñ incrist, so ɖer popylaṛti sufrd. Chūn dîd penils in 1962, êjd jst 47; McBrîd wz noct ovr bî a car n dîd in 1966. Fy ātists hv caṭpultd t ṣlebṛti or dsndd intu obskṛti so swiftli: ɖer rmāc̣bl c̣rirz lastd scersli twenti yirz.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


BBC – YR PÊNTÑZ

Robt Chūn • Robt McBrîd


ẆT ĐE SE

BBC ĀTS, 2 Febrri 2015
Wiłm Cc, Đ SPECTETR, 15 Jaňri 2015
Cevin MCena, Đ GĀDỊN, 7 Dsmbr 2014
Jaci Vlšlāgr, Đ FNANŠL TÎMZ, 21 Nvmbr 2014


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