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Peploe study visit in Edinburgh

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We will be visiting a fabulously painterly painter in Edinburgh on 17 April.  This exhibition will be particularly relevant to any OCA student studying painting. Part of the Scottish Colourist series, SJ Peploe is on at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Peploe painted beautifully composed still lives and stunning landscapes of France and Scotland.
The exhibition will bring together more than 100 of Peploe’s most significant paintings from public and private collections around the world, including highlights such as the 1905 masterpiece, The Coffee Pot, early 1920s work, Red and Pink Roses,Oranges and Fan.

red and pink roses, oranges and fan

Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935) was the  most successful of the four artists popularly known as The Scottish Colourists, along with FCB Cadell, JD Fergusson and GL Hunter. Peploe is considered by many to be the leader of the group and it was his friendship with the others which bound the four together. Born in Edinburgh, Peploe lived in the Scottish capital all his life, apart from two years spent in Paris between 1910 and 1912.

Most celebrated for his beautiful still lifes, Peploe depicted a selection of props, including roses, tulips and coffee pots, placed in an infinite variety of combinations and lovingly painted in his studio. The care which Peploe lavished on his still lifes contrasts with the more spontaneous technique with which he created his stunning French and Scottish landscapes, painted en plein air from 1896. At certain periods Peploe also painted figure studies of beauty and significance, including images of his wife and their two sons.
Places on the study visit are free to OCA students, to book email enquiries@oca-uk.com

Posted by author: Jane Parry
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  • I’m looking forward to it. It is interesting to see how he developed through various stages, often using the same objects but treating them differently. On display are some of the actual objects, which is unnecessary- they look dull and ordinary compared to their depictions.

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