Rythm of Light: Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection at the Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr is the first time this selection of works will be shown in Scotland. The Fleming Collection, which this year marks its 50th anniversary, started out as a few paintings purchased to brighten up the offices of the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co in London. An art-loving director, David Donald, was put in charge of acquiring Scottish works from all periods to reflect the roots of the founder, Dundee-born Robert Fleming. Today the collection consists of over 600 works dating from the 17th century to the present day. It comprises samples from the key movements in Scottish art, including Victorian landscape and genre painting, the Glasgow Boys, Glasgow Girls, the Colourists, 20th century masters and works by a number of contemporary artists.
Image: George Leslie Hunter (1879–1931), Peonies in a Chinese Vase, (detail).