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Scottish Artists

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Mon, 2 Sep 1996 18:28:05 -0400

I think it was Lisa Schaa who asked about artists from Scotland, Iceland, and
a few other countries. I went to Scotland last year and visited several of
the museums there.
I have some information here at home and I have more at school. I can add
more information later. Queen victoria's life in the Scottish Highlands were
documented by a few watercolour artists. Carl Haag did most of the artwork.
Others were Kenneth MacLeay, Sir Edwin Landseer, William Simpson,George A.
Fripp,William Wyld., James GilesJ.W. Carmichael. Queen Victoria herself was
an accomplished watercolourist. there are many modern artists. John Duncan
is one that comes to mind right away. The folk art from Scotland is
wonderful also. The Highlands have a heavy influence from the Vikings and
the Celtic people. The Celtic Cross is displayed everywhere. There are many
stone circles
that are smaller than stonehenge but are still used today for ceremonies in
the Orkney Islands. The Scottish myths and legends still hang on in the
culture. They talk of the fairies
and leave the stone chimneys and stone houses standing of old
houses for the fairies. They talk about the Kelpies, mermaids and nessie.
There is a blending of the Viking and Celtic gods. They are quite
superstitous. I picked up several books about their superstitions, legends
and myths while I was there and a fairy tale book. It gives some
perspective to the culture. There is a lot of weapons and armor on display
at the
University of Glasgow. I believe the Art Gallery has a web page. I will
look for more information to give you once I'm back to work.
Donna Rollins