Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Snowy Madonna

The Burrell Collection in the Pollok Country Park outside Glasgow is home to the eclectic and fascinating collection of wealthy Glasgow shipowner Sir William Burrell (1861-1958) and his wife, Lady Constance. Set in a purpose-built gallery with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the wooded parklands, it is a wonderful place to visit. I particularly enjoyed this Madonna and child. Mary seems to be showing her infant son the wonder of his creation, and the sculpture itself seems part of the organic life outside the window. There is a fine collection of medieval art and tapestries, as well as Chinese and Islamic art and some more recent European works.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tina
    I've been there a couple of times, it is a really beautiful gallery, so peaceful and I love the way it is surround by woodland.


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