John Duncan Fergusson: Complexity: Mrs Julian Lousada (1915)

…this painting it is more than just a portrait of Mrs Julian Lousada, the painting takes on a still life quality throughout, a new formalisation of beauty and with it a modernist approach to painting. This work is suggestive of the eternal rhythm of organic growth and like his contemporary female nudes this work reflects…

John Duncan Fergusson: On the Road to the Isles (1928)

Click For Enlarged Detail: Details John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) On the Road to the Isles signed and dated ‘J.D. FERGUSSON./1928’ (on the reverse), signed again and inscribed ‘THE ROAD TO THE ISLES,/J.D. FERGUSSON’ (on the artist’s label attached to the stretcher) oil on canvas 22 x 24 in. (55.9 x 61 cm.) Source: Christie’s Link:…

John Duncan Fergusson: Cassis Through the Trees (1920s)

Cassis through the trees shows the raw beauty of nature as the main character, and even when it reveals a glimpse of the village of Cassis, Fergusson’s stylised Provençal landscape dominates the foreground. Looking beyond, white architecture with oranges roofs and the shiny blue of the sea can be seen in the centre of the…

John Duncan Fergusson: Fleurs (1908)

In 1907, with his interest in the advancement of contemporary art in Paris and frustration with conservative Scotland, an inheritance following his father’s death in 1906 allowed Fergusson to move to Paris permanently. Fleurs wonderfully epitomises the dramatic effect the European influences had on Fergusson’s work: a lighter palette, flattening of form and a heavy…