15/07/2022 - 27/08/2022
New Work - Painting
Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of works by the late Scottish artist John Bellany (1942-2013), bringing together paintings from across his career.
From the 1960s onwards, John Bellany’s powerful artistic vision drew renewed attention to Scottish painting and went on to influence a new generation of artists. Bellany was brought up in the tough seafaring community of Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland and the lasting impact of the sea and fishing could be seen throughout his life’s work.
The Calvinist Christianity of his childhood had an enduring impact on Bellany’s imagery. Interwoven with many tender and poetic works, full of mystery and poetry, Bellany’s paintings of masked figures and visions of phallic imagery, anthropomorphic creatures, seductive feminine figures, owls and skulls suggest a turbulent preoccupation with death and desire, the sacred and the profane.
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