• Arthur Melville - part 1

    1 month ago - By Poul Webb

    Arthur Melville (1855-1904) was one of the most innovative Scottish painters of his generation. The intensity of his colours, his fascination with effects of brilliant light and his dramatic compositions had a revolutionary impact on watercolour as an art form.Melville was born at Loanhead-of-Guthrie in Angus, and raised in East Linton near Edinburgh. He spent much of his life travelling around the world, including time spent in France, Spain, Egypt, Morocco, and the Middle East. He enjoyed a varied career as an artist and is respected as an Orientalist, a forerunner and close associate of...
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  • Arthur Melville - part 2

    Arthur Melville - part 2

    1 month ago - By Poul Webb


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  • Arthur Melville - part 3

    Arthur Melville - part 3

    1 month ago - By Poul Webb

    Arthur Melville (1858-1904) was a Scottish painter of Orientalist subjects, among others.He was born in Guthrie, Anngus in 1858 and brought up in East Lothian. He took up painting while working as a grocer's apprentice, and then attended the Royal Scottish AcademySchools before studying in Paris and Greece. The colour sense, which is so notable a feature of his work developed during his travels in Persia, Egypt and Turkey between 1880 and 1882,where he sometimes travelled alone on long inland journeys. To convey strong Middle Eastern light, he developed a technique of using watercolour on...
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