J.D. Fergusson
Café-Concert des Ambassadeurs 1907

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J.D. Fergusson 1874–1961
Café-Concert des Ambassadeurs
Date 1907
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 375 x 413 mm
Acquisition Presented by Sir Louis Fergusson 1949
Not on display

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Fergusson was a leading Scottish modernist. His frequent visits to Paris from the 1890s illustrate the close ties between modern Scottish art and French painting. He was one of a group of painters attracted by the bright colours used by the Fauve group of French artists.Fergusson developed enlarged sketches of café-life like this into finished paintings, which often centred on the figure of a glamorous woman. Dance became important for him as he later became interested in eurhythmics, a system of rhythmical body movements.

July 2007

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