Samuel John Peploe (Scottish, 1871-1935), Landscape at Cassis, oil/canvas, 1924. Peploe’s use of rich, bright colours suggests the baking heat and strong sunlight of the South of France. The composition echoes the work of Cézanne. The elements of the painting are meshed together like a tapestry using short, even brushstrokes. The balance of colours and repetition of the spiky, succulent plants is used to great decorative effect.
The launch of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry took place in the Prestonpans Community Centre, Scotland this Saturday 31st May. It was attended by 200 invited guests many of whom wore national dress. The invited guests included stitchers and representatives of the 25 nations, from all five continents which were depicted in the tapestry. The opening speech […]